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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
How to Create and Share Your Lasting Legacy of Love
4 months ago

How to Create and Share Your Lasting Legacy of Love

Several years ago, my friend, Arlene, finalized her estate documents. Those important papers included her legal will, revocable trust, living will, and powers of attorney for financial and medical matters…
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Marriage After 60: I Love Two Men, with the Blessings of Both
9 months 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

Choose Refirement Rather Than Vintage Retirement! These 7 Questions Will Help You Find Your Direction
9 months ago

Choose Refirement Rather Than Vintage Retirement! These 7 Questions Will Help You Find Your Direction

This January, I’ll start my 74th year. I’m part of a large aging population in America. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2030, all baby boomers like me will be older than 65…
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6 Know-It-All Statements New Widows Don’t Want to Hear (and Alternatives That Are Actually Helpful)
1 year ago

6 Know-It-All Statements New Widows Don’t Want to Hear (and Alternatives That Are Actually Helpful)

Perhaps because my late husband was a pastor, some people thought they were helpful after Tom’s death to tell me, “God needed another angel in heaven.” (Wrong! I needed that angel beside me, not gone away)….
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9 Benefits Boomer Women Can Find in an Encore Career
1 year ago

9 Benefits Boomer Women Can Find in an Encore Career

For many elder boomers, like me, the outdated model of retirement isn’t a good fit today. We’re healthier and living longer than prior generations. Read More

Don’t Make New Year’s Resolutions: Mature Women Enjoy This Alternative
2 years ago

Don’t Make New Year’s Resolutions: Mature Women Enjoy This Alternative

The year 2019 is almost here. You might be thinking about a New Year’s resolution, a way to make your life better. If you’ve done this before, you probably focused on some self-improvement goal. Read More

How a Getaway with Girlfriends Can Enhance Your Friendships in Retirement
2 years 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?
2 years 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
2 years 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
3 years 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