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My Husband Just Passed Away – Now What Should I Do?

Becoming a widow is painful, devastating and stressful. In addition to the emotional sorrow that comes with the loss of a loved one, you now have to face financial and legal decisions on your own. But you need to remember that you don’t have to go it alone. You and your spouse have spent a […]

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A Checklist For Widows

 Here is a checklist for you to deal with as a recent widow. Whether or not you are the executor of the Estate—there are a number of tasks to address. As soon as it is practical, Make an appointment or have a phone call with your attorney, financial advisor and accountant and insurance agent. What […]

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H is for How Prepared Are You for the Unexpected?

Jane Doe was married at 27 years old, became a caregiver at 40 – and a widow at 53. Her husband’s job required that they travel and live in different locations throughout several states. Jane Doe and her husband took care of their health, saved and planned for their future, and were not worried. They […]

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C is for Understanding Your Credit Rating.

    Understanding the basics of the credit scoring system and how your actual credit score rating comes about is important to everyone. When you are applying for a credit card, car loan, mortgage or a personal loan, lenders want to know what your credit risk level is. Your credit score, which is referred to […]

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B is for Balancing Your Budget During Widowhood

As a recent widow, you will need to review and perhaps adjust your cash-flow needs. A common misconception among many widows is they believe their expenses will go down when they are by themselves. This may be true in some cases, but it doesn’t necessarily apply to all widows. Actually, in some cases your expenses […]

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A is for Accomplishing What Needs to Be Done during Widowhood

  Becoming a widow is painful, devastating and stressful. In addition to the emotional sorrow that comes with the loss of a loved one, you now have to face financial and legal decisions on your own. Taking care of your financial affairs is an important priority as a widow. Here are just some of the […]

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R is for Taking Personal Responsibility for your Life.

    “While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.” –Benjamin Franklin What does it mean to take responsibility for your personal life? You work, pay bills and take care of your family – isn’t that enough responsibility? I’m proposing that you work […]

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P is for Protecting Your Digital Estate.

  Have you considered the amount of digital assets you have out there in cyber space?  Today many of us access our banking, financial accounts and brokerage accounts directly on line. We also have web based business sites, blogs, social media accounts, email account, eBooks, digital music…the list can go on. These digital assets could […]

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O is for an Ounce of Caution when Choosing a Financial Advisor.

  Many of us seeking a financial expert may not go about it effectively; this may cause a lack of desired services and results.  It is easy to get lost in the search especially when you don’t know exactly what to look for. You should use an ounce of caution and avoid some common mistakes. […]

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