On Your Own: A Widow's Passage to Emotional and Financial Well-Being

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Alexandra Armstrong, Mary R. Donahue
Dearborn Financial Publishing, 1996 - Business & Economics - 377 pages
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Alexandra Armstrong, CFP, and Mary R. Donahue, PhD, have both experienced the traumas of widowhood - one losing a spouse, suddenly with no warning, and the other losing a father, following a lingering illness. In On Your Own, they provide sensitive yet practical advice to help you cope with the financial and emotional turmoil you are experiencing. On Your Own provides you with invaluable information that will enable you to address any emotional or financial issues of widowhood, including determining whether your grief is "normal"; understanding how lifetime experiences impact your financial and emotional responses to widowhood; creating a meaningful budget for the present and developing a plan to meet your future financial needs; and dealing with lawyers, banks, accountants, and other advisers as a widow.

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Contents

Identifying Your Personal Characteristics
23
Dealing with Your Emotional Needs
35
Organizing Your Finances
59
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About the author (1996)

Armstrong is a Ceritifed Financial Planner. He is chairman of Armstrong, Welch & MacIntyre, one fo the nation's premier financial advisory firms. Former president of the International Association of Financial Planning (IAFP), she has been an investment professional for many years. She is a long-time columnist for Better Investing magazine and served on the expert advisory board of Bottom Line Personal. She has appeared on numerous national television programs, including "Wall Street Week with Louis Rukeyser".

Donahue heads a successful psychology practice specializing in counseling women, especially widows.

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