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On today’s Intelligent Money Minute, we’ll interview Kathleen Rehl on what widows should look for in a trusted financial advisor. Unfortunately, many financial wolves in sheeps clothing prey upon new widows. During a time of loss, widows may seek advice, counsel, and refuge in the wrong places bring about financial catastrophe. On the flip side, a widow may have a financial advisor who’s sincere, but doesn’t seek to connect on an emotional level. During this episode, Kathleen gives key factors of what to look for in a trusted financial advisor.
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Please be sure to subscribe to our podcasts as we will be interviewing Kathleen on an upcoming podcast where she explains how to simply write a legacy letter to your family and friends. You will not want to miss it. You can purchase Kathleen’s book 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.