Ask Francine

Beginning with this installment of Generations, Francine Russo, a long-time contributor and reporter for the section, will answer questions about the many predicaments facing baby boomers.

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Some folks I know have asked me how a prenup would affect college financial aid for kids in a recently blended family--especially if one spouse has a valuable house and they each want to pay for their own kids' education. Must they provide the stepparents' assets on the aid forms? And if aid is denied, is it fair to stick a new spouse with a bill nobody counted...

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