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  • Katherine Fonville

What To Do When a Spouse Dies

What to do when a spouse dies.

What should you do when your spouse dies? It’s an unfortunate fact of life for a third of all Americans 65 and over.

Women are more than twice as likely as men to spend several years in widowhood after the death of a spouse.

Although nothing can ease the burden of grief when a loved one dies, knowing what financial steps you and your family members should take can ease anxiety and fear about the future.

One thing is certain. The death of your spouse will be one of the most difficult times in your life.

If you feel overwhelmed, here’s a list of powerful resources to help you stay focused following one of the most devastating events in your life.

Don't make hasty financial decisions and take your time. Life does go on and often times tending to your financial affairs can be a much needed distraction.