PERSONAL FINANCE

5 Ways to Plan for a Longer Lifespan – Keisha Blair Featured in the New York Times

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

PARENTING, PERSONAL FINANCE, WELLNESS

Why it’s important that Widows and Single Moms Embrace their Own Path

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

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4 Ways to Improve Your Resilience at Work

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

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Widows face financial wake-up call when spouses are gone

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

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6 Reasons for Widows to Explore a Side Income

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