The theme of this collaboration between a psychotherapist and a financial planner is that ``grief and money mangement proceed hand in hand'' and that ``the two processes provide a good balance for recovery.'' Thus most chapters begin with advice on managing the emotions of widowhood and then continue with money-managing counsel on such matters as budgets, wills, insurance, storing financial papers, and getting a ``professional support team.'' Chapter-ending ``Action Checklists'' are included to monitor compliance with the various bits of psychological and financial advice. Most coverage is at a very elementary level, and the tone is often that of a mother teaching a rather young child. Neither grief recovery nor finances are likely to be much helped. Justine Roberts, Univ. of California at San Francisco Lib.