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You can rule your finances, or your finances can rule you—what women need to know.
The loss of a spouse or partner is traumatic and having to deal with money issues can be challenging. To rebuild your life, you need to get a grip on your finances as quickly as possible. That means figuring out your sources of income, devising a budget, and much more.
Making the effort to learn about money will give you the knowledge and confidence to handle your own finances. Financial security is personal freedom. Money Confidence provides practical, can-do advice that covers the gamut from creating a budget that works to investing, where to turn for financial advice and estate planning. In addition, it will include a short tutorial on Kerry’s 3-part financial fitness plan: How to get financially, physically, and spiritually fit. These three steps are at the core of building a rich, independent life.
Money Confidence provides divorced or widowed women with essential information that can transform their lives. This book should be viewed as a survival kit to help you protect the assets you have, pay the bills, organize your income, and help you navigate the grief with positive action steps through difficult transitions.
|Publisher:||Post Hill Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Kerry Hannon is a nationally recognized expert on career transitions, personal finance, and retirement. She is a frequent TV and radio commentator and is a sought-after keynote speaker at conferences.
Hannon has spent more than two decades covering all aspects of careers, business, and personal finance as a columnist, editor, and writer for the nation’s leading media companies, including The New York Times, Forbes, Money, US News and World Report, and USA Today. She has appeared as a financial expert on ABC News, CBS, CNBC, NBC Nightly News, NPR, and PBS.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Getting It Together 1
Chapter 2 Actions for Widows 15
Chapter 3 Things to Do If Your Marriage Is in Jeopardy 39
Chapter 4 Devise A Budget That Works 59
Chapter 5 Getting Financial Advice 74
Chapter 6 Investing 101 89
Chapter 7 When a Business Is Involved 112
Chapter 8 Planning Your Estate 122
Chapter 9 Moving On 132
Kerry's Money-Savvy Checklist 141
Moving On: A Money Checklist 149
Parting Words 153
Test Your Investing Mojo 161
About the Author 183