CNBC's Michelle Fox spoke with Lazetta about the current anxieties facing the Sandwich Generation
As the country starts to reopen its economy amid the coronavirus pandemic, Americans of all ages are still trying to figure out the path forward.
Many have lost income, may be struggling with a small business or are dealing with child-care issues.
But those in their 40s, the younger end of Generation X, have their own unique set of circumstances. Known as part of the “Sandwich Generation,” they are dealing with both kids and aging parents and are generally mid-career.
If you’re Gen X and the anxiety is getting to you, don’t beat yourself up.
It’s easy to get emotional and give in to stress instead of being practical, said certified financial planner Lazetta Rainey Braxton, co-CEO of 2050 Wealth Partners and a member of the CNBC Financial Advisor Council.
“Shift away the noise and let’s just pause,” she said. “Let’s take a look at where you are.
“Having a plan, you realize you can get through this,” Braxton added. “It’s just all the noise that makes it seem very chaotic and uncertain.”
Here’s how people in their 40s are navigating these uncertain times while trying to plan for the future.