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Financial Advice for Widows: What to Do Before You Remarry

By Kathleen M. Rehl March 25, 2021

Many years ago, when a woman’s husband died, she went into mourning – sometimes wearing black “widow’s weeds” for a year or more. Generally, she remained alone after that year or perhaps moved into an adult child’s home. That was the case with my…

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Money and Remarriage: How to Navigate Divided Loyalties and Shadows from Previous Relationships

By Jennifer Thompson February 17, 2024

If you thought dealing with money issues can be tricky in a marriage, it’s way more difficult in a remarriage. In a marriage, you have two people from different backgrounds with different approaches to money…

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Marrying Yourself After Becoming a Widow: A Beautiful Ritual to Help You Recover

By Jane Duncan Rogers October 25, 2023

Over 12 years ago, after a year of dealing with stomach cancer, my husband passed away. As any widow knows, this is an utterly devastating thing to happen, even if you are towards the end of your life, you know it is the ‘natural’ conclusion…

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Widows Rock! Thriving in Stage 3 of Widowhood

By Kathleen M. Rehl October 14, 2023

My husband died in my arms right before Valentine’s Day 16 years ago. I soon found a quote by Alan Watts that became my mantra for many months afterward as I moved through the initial phases of widowhood: “The only way to make sense out of change…

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Should You Choose Legal Separation or Divorce?

By Beverly Price August 02, 2023

When contemplating the termination of your marriage, the choice between legal separation and divorce can be perplexing. Although both options involve a legal procedure to dissolve the marriage, it is essential to understand…

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Writing Your Memoir and Why It Matters

By Elise Krentzel November 11, 2022

Have you ever thought about journaling or writing down the most intimate events of your life? Events that caused a cathartic shift in your perception and thought process, or ones that scared the living daylights out of you or left an indelible mark?

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Why Widows Should Be Aware of These 4 Retirement Planning Considerations

By Robert Lindstrom April 13, 2022

Retirement planning for widows (and widowers) involves some unique aspects that must be considered in addition to the emotional grief and stress that comes with losing a spouse. There seems to be some correlation between times…

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3 Things Most Couples Don’t Know About Social Security Spousal Benefits (But Should!)

By Sixty and Me January 23, 2020

Social security is among the issues many people become interested in as they push retirement. This is because it is critical to the financial security of retirees…

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Social Security Benefits for Widows and Divorcees

By Maryalene LaPonsie May 23, 2016

Your husband may be out of the picture, but his Social Security could still be a part of your life. Whether you’re widowed or divorced, U.S. law may allow you to collect benefits based upon your former spouse’s work history. Read More

Social Security Benefits and Divorce

By Mary Salisbury February 11, 2023

Did you know that if you were married for at least 10 years, you may be able to claim Social Security benefits based on your ex-husband’s work record? This is particularly important for women who were stay-at-home moms who had a shorter work history…

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