Holding steady: Residential real estate values generally held steady in 1996, with prices showing only minor fluctuations, reports Runzheimer International, a management consultancy.
Generation gap: Many baby boomers are the caregivers for both their children and their parents. But their parents often don't know that their health problems are affecting boomers' lives. A survey of 500 boomers and senior citizens commissioned by Elderplan, a New York-based health care company, found 94 percent of the seniors believe their health condition has had little or no effect on their children's lives. But 80 percent of the boomers said their parents' health has affected the quality of their lives to some extent.