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On today’s Intelligent Money Minute, we’ll interview Dr. Kathleen Rehl on becoming a widow to financially guiding widows. Kathleen’s late husband challenged her to accomplish her purpose in life. As a result of his challenge, Kathleen shifted the focus of her financial planning practices. First, as a widow herself, Kathleen knew she needed to change her practice in guiding widows and focusing on them. While Kathleen had the financial background to help her in widowhood, she knew other widows did not. Second, Kathleen knew she needed to write a book. She wrote Moving Forward on Your Own: A Financial Guidebook for Widows to instill financial confidence in other widows. Kathleen desires that her book be gifted to widows in need of the “fog being lifted.” Therefore, she addresses 3 stages of widowhood: grief, growth, and grace. You can purchase Kathleen’s book here.
If you are a recent widow or know of a widow who may be in a financial fog due to the loss of their spouse, we’d love to help lift that fog so you can see your path ahead. On upcoming podcasts, Kathleen will talk about the three stages of widowhood- Grief, Growth, and Grace, so be sure to subscribe by clicking here.
Kathleen Rehl Bio
Kathleen M. Rehl, Ph.D., CFP®, CeFT® wrote the multi-award-winning book, Moving Forward on Your Own: A Financial Guidebook for Widows. Experiencing widowhood herself, Dr. Rehl empowers widows financially™ and inspires their advisors. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, AARP Bulletin, CNBC, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, Journal of Financial Service Professionals, Journal of Financial Planning, and other publications. Rehl owned a financial planning firm for 17 years before retiring to her “encore” career. She walks an hour daily, practices yoga, enjoys art and music festivals, writes poetry and makes art, loves her grandsons . . . and continues to evolve on her journey.