Widowhood brings with it a lot of lifestyle changes that also include major decisions such as staying in the same city or buying or renting. Once you’re a widow, your budget and long-term planning needs will almost certainly change. Many widows choose to move to a new city and sell their homes and face… Read More Should You Buy or Rent in Early Widowhood?
Call it the longevity revolution: Americans today aren’t just living somewhat longer than previous generations; the average person can expect to live nearly 30 years more than someone born in 1900—almost to age 80—and many people are living longer than that. While a longer life offers a wealth of opportunities—from pursuing new interests to embracing… Read More 5 Ways to Plan for a Longer Lifespan – Keisha Blair Featured in the New York Times
When I became widowed and a single mom at 31, no one else in my peer group was widowed around me. I was an outlier. I later realized I had my own path to follow. I couldn’t look at “Jane” down the street and wish I had the support and natural career progression she had. I… Read More Why it’s important that Widows and Single Moms Embrace their Own Path
Widowhood is often a time of transition. After a spouse dies, life never really continues like “business as usual”. We realize that life’s short and we want to live our best life. There is no room to accept second best or spend our days with people who simply don’t have our best interest at… Read More 13 Signs You Should Quit Your Job ASAP – Because Life’s Too Short
Burnout is a growing problem for the modern workplace, and for those who have suffered tragic loss through widowhood or divorce, the problem is further compounded. The global burden of burnout through decreased productivity, retention, absenteeism, and compensation costs is expected to cost in excess of $300 billion annually, as such, the World Health Organization… Read More 4 Ways to Improve Your Resilience at Work
Divorce and widowhood are still a financial shock for women, though many have been in the workforce for decades, according to the Allianz Women, Money, and Power study from insurance company Allianz Life. More than six in 10 divorced respondents (64 percent) said divorce created a financial crisis for them, and a nearly equal number (59 percent)… Read More Widows face financial wake-up call when spouses are gone
For widows, financial independence and security are at the top of the list of concerns, especially in early widowhood during the transition from being married to being single. Studies show that women pay a higher economic price for divorce, separation, and widowhood compared with men. Older wives are doubly disadvantaged relative to their husbands because,… Read More 6 Reasons for Widows to Explore a Side Income