Category Archives: Women

Financial Issues When Losing a Spouse

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Let’s close this series on financial issues for women with things to consider when a spouse dies.  This especially affects women, but is certainly relevant to men as well.  Statistically, women live longer than men, are younger than their husbands, and are thus more likely to outlive their husbands.  Two-thirds… Read more »

Women and Retirement

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I have posted many articles about retirement, but here are issues that may have special relevance to women and retirement (although men should also pay attention).  The basic principles still apply: plan for your own retirement, start saving early, save extra, and don’t avoid all risky investments (that is stocks… Read more »

Financial Issues for Women When They Marry

Let’s continue our series on special financial issues that may especially affect women.  When people marry, they still maintain a separate credit rating.  This will now be affected by accounts that are maintained separately as well as co-signed together.  When married women choose to apply for credit, they can do… Read more »