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On today’s Intelligent Money Minute, we’ll interview Kathleen Rehl on why widows are hot. During this episode, Kathleen explains why widows are hot and how the future is female. First, she states several statistics concerning the high percentage of widowed/singled women at death. Compared to men, significantly more women are widowed or single when they die. Kathleen also mentions that most of the world’s wealth is being controlled by women today. This is due to many women being beneficiaries of an inheritance. Lastly, Kathleen remarks on the number of women today in higher education. Investors, and professionals alike, should plan on working with women due to the rise in widowhood.
At Intelligent Investing, we understand there is a current shift and the statistics are clear that there will be a rise in widows and widowhood. Here is a link to the book Kathleen mentioned- The Longevity Economy on our blog page. We also have a page dedicated to widows at investedwithyou.com, where you can find information and content geared towards widows and women.
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.