For Widows: 3 Life-Changing Financial Resolutions

Build your confidence along with your balance sheet by following these three financial resolutions just for widows.

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Widowhood is one of the highest financial risk factors women face, and as such, you might consider making at least one New Year’s resolution for 2022 about improving your finances. This could be the year that you take charge of your finances and put good money habits into place. These kinds of financial resolutions can bring you peace of mind, comfort and, most of all, put you on the path to long-term financial security.

Why is money management more critical for widows?

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Stacy Francis, CFP®, CDFA®, CES™
President & CEO, Francis Financial Inc.

Stacy is a nationally recognized financial expert and the President and CEO of Francis Financial Inc., which she founded 15 years ago. She is a Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®) and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA®) who provides advice to women going through transitions, such as divorce, widowhood and sudden wealth. She is also the founder of Savvy Ladies™, a nonprofit that has provided free personal finance education and resources to over 15,000 women.