Money Perils Facing Widows

Tips for those grieving and those who wish to help

A fascinating, unsettling survey shows that many widows run into serious financial difficulties after their husbands die — and the problems go far beyond not having enough money to live on. Money Perils Facing Widows Mathew Greenwald & Associates’ Survey of Recent Widows raises red flags that all couples over 50 should know and deal with before it’s too late for them. That’s particularly true if the husband handles most of the household’s investments and financial planning. Money Perils Facing Widows What the Survey Discovered The survey, conducted for the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER) and funded by the American Council of Life Insurers, interviewed

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Coping with Death of a Close Friend

Tips for those grieving and those who wish to help

As you age, friends you’ve known for years may die. While some of them may suffer from a health condition, which prepares you to say your goodbyes, others may die suddenly leaving you questioning your own existence. This can bring up many emotions: anxiety, depression, and despair. Knowing what to do with these feelings, and how to avoid them when another close friend dies, consider these ways on how to cope with the death of a close friend. Coping with Death of a Close Friend This Is How to Cope with the Death of a Close Friend Focus on Your Close

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Why You’re Feeling Emotional

Elderly Depression

Everyone goes through times in their life where they end up feeling emotional. Sometimes, there’s a clear reason for the emotions you’re feeling, while other times there doesn’t seem to be a cause. Even though it may seem like there isn’t a reason, there is one. You just need to figure out what it is, and then find a way to solve whatever it is that is bothering you. Why You’re Feeling Emotional How to Identify the Reasons for Feeling Emotional The reasons for feeling emotional differ for men vs. women. Men often feel emotional when they experience a loss. They

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How To Cope With Significant Loss

How To Cope With Significant Loss Everyone copes with traumatic events differently — it’s important to keep the lines of communication open. How To Cope With Significant Loss Sudden events, such as this summer’s frightening wildfires, can shatter your confidence and sense of security. But while you can’t control everything that happens in life, you can control your response to unexpected events. David Cunningham, a communication expert and seminar leader for Landmark Education, an international training and development company that offers “The Landmark Forum” and dozens of other programs, offers the following advice for those coping with loss: Accept the

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