The Coming Widow Boom: What You and Your Loved Ones Can Do to Prepare for the Unthinkable
It is well established that women live longer than men. According to the 1999 U.S. Census, nearly 700,000 women lose their husbands each year, and will be widows for an average of 14 years. The average age of a widow is only 56, and 25 percent are under the age of 45. These numbers are expected to rise dramatically as the Baby Boom generation moves into old age. Every widow asks, What should I do now? The Coming Widow Boom outlines a three-phase, eight-step path designed to facilitate confident financial decision-making, meeting fiduciary deadlines, and saving time and money, while also allowing for the natural grieving process and healing. There is a magnitude of issues that must be dealt with in order to maintain independence, income, and family integrity and wealth. This book provides answers for both men and women, and the professional advisors who guide them. Preparing for the unthinkable will also help couples make more money in the present.
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