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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 and research. She wrote 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 and more. Check out her website at http://kathleenrehl.com
Latest Posts | By Kathleen M. Rehl
Financial Advice for Widows: 9 Steps to Help You Get Control and Move Forward
3 months 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
4 months 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
6 months 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

Love is Eternal, but, Life Isn’t! Facing the Chance of Becoming a Widow
7 months ago

Love is Eternal, but, Life Isn’t! Facing the Chance of Becoming a Widow

Soon after my book was published, I attended a community luncheon. Several couples were seated at my table, and we introduced ourselves. After watching me for a few minutes, one wife suddenly exclaimed, “Oh, I saw your picture in Sunday’s newspaper. You wrote that guidebook for widows!” Read More

5 Big Money Mistakes that Widows Make and How to Avoid Them!
8 months ago

5 Big Money Mistakes that Widows Make and How to Avoid Them!

I’m a member of the club women hate to join — the Widows Club.

When my husband died, it felt like a big part of me died, too. I lost the love of my life and the dreams we shared for our future. All gone in an instant and right after my 60th birthday. Read More