WIDOWS AND FINANCES

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The One Relationship Everyone Should Have

When my husband walked out of the house one Sunday morning and a police officer walked up my driveway later to inform me he had been killed in an accident, one of the most important relationships in my life was forever changed. Little did I know, that another relationship I had been building over time was about to become one of the most important in my entire lifetime, the relationship with my financial advisor.
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Women: Don't Leave Money Up To Men

Women: pay attention to your disconnection from your money. The average age of widowhood is 56. Women, you need to take control. What is important to realize, as well, is that this isn't an all or nothing proposition. Many of the women who were direct investors also maintained a relationship with an advisor. You don't have to make an absolute choice to go it alone.