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Financial Strategies for Today's Widow

Financial Strategies for Today's Widow

Coping with the Economic Challenges of Losing a Spouse

A successful financial counselor with twenty-five years' experience empowers widows to manage their finances and attain lifelong security

In many cases, losing a husband also means losing a financial partner. Suddenly, a widow is faced with essential decisions that she must consider single-handedly.

With Financial Strategies for Today's Widow, David W. Latko, whose financial seminars have been attended by more than ten thousand people, answers every question a widow may have -- whether she is old, young, or in between -- and guides her out of any money problem. His advice is matter-of-fact, yet reassuring and uniquely tailored to every step of a widow's financial life including how to:

• Understand the choices that come with reorganizing one's finances

• Make sure there will always be enough

• Know what your assets are and how to access them

• Choose the right insurance

• Choose a financial advisor


User-friendly and replete with real-life stories of those who have benefited from the advice Latko offers here, Financial Strategies for Today's Widow takes readers through potential pitfalls and problems and lays out specific strategies for handling common economic hurdles.
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  • Touchstone | 
  • 304 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416593232 | 
  • November 2007
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Chapter 1: "So What Should I Do -- Right Now?"

You are a widow or are about to become one. The decisions that were once the responsibility of your spouse have landed on your shoulders. You're probably fielding a lot of phone calls on subjects you know almost nothing about; your mailbox is probably full of bills to be paid and forms to be filled out; you're getting solicitations from people you've never heard of, a stream of whom arrive unannounced on your doorstep or over the telephone a couple of times each day.

Without doubt, you're getting a lot of advice from friends and family, much of it contradictory. And just the... see more

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