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

By Jennifer Thompson February 17, 2022

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

By Jane Duncan Rogers October 13, 2019

8 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…

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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

Two Ways I Found Later Life Love

By Kathleen M. Rehl October 11, 2021

As I looked out at my smiling family, in our lush backyard summer gardens on that sunny August day, I whispered to myself, “I never imagined this.” Not in my craziest dreams did I ever expect to be a septuagenarian bride, exchanging wedding vows beside my Charlie…

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Surprise! Divorced Spouses Can Get Social Security Benefits

By Donna Davis March 18, 2021

Many women believe that they are not entitled to Social Security if they are divorced. The truth is you can get Social Security on your ex-spouse’s record, under certain circumstances, even if you have been divorced for many years…

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

By Kathleen M. Rehl February 08, 2021

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. I fully expected that at my age and stage of life, I should and would be content with my professional work…

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

By Kathleen M. Rehl August 19, 2020

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