Thursday, December 9, 2010

Widowed, Divorced, and Elderly Women are Easy Targets for Crime at Home


Older women can easily become crime victims at home. A thief might pose as a salesman at the door, a telemarketer on the phone, or a visitor from a church. A thief could even be a trusted aid that works closely with the older person. Elderly female robbery victims don't always live alone, but may live with

Sunday, December 5, 2010

How to Get Through the Holidays: 10 Practical Suggestions

By Ellen Gerst

 No matter what your faith or whether you celebrate religiously or secularly, there seems to be no avoiding that holiday fever that surrounds us all at this time of year. It is normally a time for family get-togethers, gift sharing and parties galore. These events

Sunday, November 28, 2010


Check for any insurers that may have issued policies to your spouse. Your spouse may have had a number of  types of insurance policies, including the following:
  • Life insurance,
  • Mortgage or loan insurance,
  • Accident insurance,
  • Auto insurance,
  • Credit card insurance, and
  • Various types of insurance provided by your spouse's employer.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Widow's Social Security Benefits

Many widows have not worked much outside the home and have little or no social security benefits based on their own earnings record. As a result, widow’s benefits are especially important. As a widow you are entitled to social security benefits based on

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Are you now a Widow? These are the financial contacts you should make.

Few times in our lives are more devastating than the death of a loved one. As you feel your own life pausing as you grieve your loss, these pointers will help take care of your finances and those of your loved one:
  • Contact your attorney, Accountant, and Financial Planner if any. They will know any unique issues that might exist with your finances.