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About Kathleen M. Rehl

Kathleen M. Rehl, Ph.D., CFP®, CeFT®, is passionate about inspiring her “widowed sisters” and their advisors through her speaking, writing, research, and mentoring. She authored the award-winning book, Moving Forward on Your Own: A Financial Guidebook for Widows. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger’s, CNBC, USA Today, other publications, and online. Check out her website at http://kathleenrehl.com
Latest Posts | By Kathleen M. Rehl
Marriage After 60: I Love Two Men, with the Blessings of Both
1 month ago

Marriage After 60: I Love Two Men, with the Blessings of Both

Two months ago, I tied the knot again at age 71! Yes, Charlie and I walked down the aisle and exchanged wedding vows after being together in a loving relationship for eight years. Read More

How a Getaway with Girlfriends Can Enhance Your Friendships in Retirement
4 months ago

How a Getaway with Girlfriends Can Enhance Your Friendships in Retirement

One cold afternoon last January, three friends and I started planning our summer getaway. Living in four different states, we enjoy an annual getaway together. Read More

What Money Personality Type Are You? Spender, Idealist, Star, Avoider or Something Else?
7 months ago

What Money Personality Type Are You? Spender, Idealist, Star, Avoider or Something Else?

Your money style, whatever it may be, can be helpful, but it can also block your progress. Oftentimes we cling to beliefs about money without even thinking about why we hold them. Read More

Never Say “Never” When It Comes to Finding Love After a Loss
10 months ago

Never Say “Never” When It Comes to Finding Love After a Loss

The death of my husband more than a decade ago was the toughest experience of my life. I had turned 60 just a month before his passing. Read More

After 50 Dating: 10 Financial Questions to Ask Your Partner Before Committing
1 year ago

After 50 Dating: 10 Financial Questions to Ask Your Partner Before Committing

Money and sex regularly rank as the most common reasons couples fight.

Research from LearnVest’s Money Habits and Confessions Survey, conducted by Wakefield Research, concluded that financial issues are more than twice as likely as sex to cause tension in a relationship. Read More

Why Are Mature Women Living with Their Partners Rather Than Marrying?
1 year ago

Why Are Mature Women Living with Their Partners Rather Than Marrying?

According to a recent Pew Research Center report, the number of people age 50 and older who live together with their unmarried partner shot up by 75% between 2007 and 2016. That’s 4 million mature adults who live together compared to 2.3 million a decade ago. Read More

Are We Too Old for Boyfriends in Our 60s?
1 year ago

Are We Too Old for Boyfriends in Our 60s?

Years ago, most widows didn’t remarry or even date again after the death of their husband. Although this choice is right for some women, others want a new next chapter that includes life with another partner. Read More

Financial Advice for Widows: 9 Steps to Help You Get Control and Move Forward
2 years ago

Financial Advice for Widows: 9 Steps to Help You Get Control and Move Forward

Just when you feel least able to cope with life after your husband’s death, you’ll be faced with making crucial decisions that can affect your finances, your family, your livelihood and more. Read More

Give Yourself a Legacy Gift by Repurposing Meaningful Jewelry
2 years ago

Give Yourself a Legacy Gift by Repurposing Meaningful Jewelry

After my husband died, I continued to wear my diamond ring on my left hand for almost a year. Then I shifted it to the right hand where I wore it for many more months. I kept moving it back and forth – left hand for a few days, then right hand a day or two, and back again to the left. Read More

Financial Advice for Widows: What to Do Before You Remarry
2 years ago

Financial Advice for Widows: What to Do Before You Remarry

I’m part of a fast-growing demographic group – women baby boomers who enter a new phase of life after the death of our husbands. It’s true that the average age a wife becomes a widow in the United States is 59.4 and 70% of all married baby boomer wives will experience widowhood. Read More