Oct 3, 2016
Laura talks to Dr. Kathleen Rehl, a leading authority on widows and their financial issues. Since many women tend to marry older men and women have a longer life expectancy (about five years longer) than men there is a high probability that most women could find themselves a widow at some point in their life. Whether a widow is young or old, financially secure or not, there are things that can be done so that financial mistakes are not made, the widow is not taken advantage of and preparations are in place to ensure financial security for the remainder of her lifetime - which can often be a long and rewarding period of time in itself.
Dr. Kathleen M. Rehl , CFP®, CeFT™ shares insightful expertise and experience through her speaking, writing, mentoring and research. A widow herself, Kathleen is passionate about inspiring her “widowed sisters” and their advisors. She wrote the award winning book, Moving Forward on Your Own: A Financial Guidebook for Widows. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger’s, and many other publications. The U.S. Army also uses her guidebook in their Survivor Outreach Services centers worldwide. After 17 years of providing personal financial advice, Kathleen now speaks, writes, mentors, and conducts research about women who have loved and lost. She owns Rehl WEALTH Collaborations LLC and is on the faculty of Sudden Money Institute. Kathleen is also the Dean of Women for the Purposeful Planning Institute.