Generation X has grown up and faces some of the same challenges as the Baby Boomer generation.

A MetLife study, "Generation X: The MTV Generation Moves into Mid-Life" affirms what many know: that Generation X has become a sandwich generation, caring for children and parents at the same time.

The economy has been hard on this generation, which was born between 1965 and 1976, with 19 percent earning less than $35,000 a year, though 29 percent report earning more than $100,000 annually.

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