Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Sunday, May 29, 2016

4 Things Newly Single Women Should Do With Their Finances

Saving for a New You

From US News & World Report:

Over the years, I've worked with many women who find themselves newly single as a result of divorce or widowhood. Those life events can be incredibly demanding emotionally, even without the financial component adding to the shock. Women come to me with questions such as:

  • How much money do I have left?
  • What financial institutions did my spouse have accounts with?
  • How much insurance did my husband have?
  • Can I buy a car?
  • Do I need to move to a new home?
  • At what age will I be able to retire?
  • How much money can I give to my children?
  • How much money can I give to my favorite charity?
  • Will I be OK?

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