There’s a new trend among retirees that could be costing them the comfortable retirements they probably dreamed of: giving away their money while they’re still alive, instead of bequeathing it to heirs.

This so-called “living inheritance” trend, according to a report from HSBC Retirement titled “Future of Retirement: Choices for Later Life,” indicates that more than 43 percent of retirees are providing regular financial support to at least one other person. Ten percent are supporting at least one adult child.

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