Love it Forward

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As a widow, there was always something about Valentine’s Day that made me feel unloved.  Of course, this is the complete opposite feeling that this holiday is meant to evoke,…

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Post-Widowhood: Reinventing Your Future

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Reinvention: It’s Not Easy When your spouse dies, so does the future that the two of you planned together. You’re overwhelmed by the grief, newfound responsibilities, tangle of emotions, and…

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Planning for the Unexpected

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A Story of Loss and What You Can Learn from It. “We never truly get over a loss, but we can move forward and evolve from it.”  – Elizabeth Berrien…

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Being Stuck and Resting are NOT Equal

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Decisions, Decisions… If you have traveled, or are traveling, the widowhood road, you probably know how overwhelming its myriad changes and choices can be. Making even one good decision, let alone many can be…

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Moving Past Pessimism with Purpose

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Becoming a Widow Since recently becoming a widow, Deborah often feels as if she’s trapped on a renegade roller coaster of stress, fear, confusion, exhaustion and loneliness. As if her…

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Finding the Right New Financial Advisor

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Saying Goodbye Many estimates suggest that after their spouses die, a whopping 70% of widows fire their financial advisors. Anecdotal evidence suggests this often happens because the advisor (who supposedly worked for…

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