You can rule your finances, or your finances can rule you—what women need to know.
The loss of a spouse or partner is traumatic and having to deal with money issues can be challenging. To rebuild your life, you need to get a grip on your finances as quickly as possible. That means figuring out your sources of income, devising a budget, and much more.
Making the effort to learn about money will give you the knowledge and confidence to handle your own finances. Financial security is personal freedom. Money Confidence provides practical, can-do advice that covers the gamut from creating a budget that works to investing, where to turn for financial advice and estate planning. In addition, it will include a short tutorial on Kerry’s 3-part financial fitness plan: How to get financially, physically, and spiritually fit. These three steps are at the core of building a rich, independent life.
Money Confidence provides divorced or widowed women with essential information that can transform their lives. This book should be viewed as a survival kit to help you protect the assets you have, pay the bills, organize your income, and help you navigate the grief with positive action steps through difficult transitions.
"For any woman who finds herself newly single after a long-term marriage or relationship, Kerry Hannon offers an invaluable guide to getting back on your feet financially—critical knowledge, at a time when the last thing on your mind may be money. Kerry's clear, smart advice reflects her deep knowledge of the subject and, just as importantly, her tremendous compassion for what readers are going through."
– Diane Harris, former editor-in-chief, Money
"Money Confidence: Really Smart Moves for Newly Single Women is a must-read for women entering a new stage in life as they maneuver a changing financial reality. The book provides practical strategies for a wide range of difficult decisions they will need to make to ensure their future economic security."
– M. Cindy Hounsell, President, Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement
"Money Confidence could be the best investment a newly single widow or divorcee can make. The book is laden with practical, timely advice on everything from investing mojo to budgeting for your new life, and Hannon's decade-by-decade Money-Savvy Checklist alone is worth the purchase price."
– Richard Eisenberg, Money & Security channel editor, Nextavenue.org
"Kerry Hannon is the go-to source to help women find financial security and confidence. Money Confidence: Really Smart Financial Moves for Newly Single Women provides divorced or widowed women with a fundamental tool-kit that will change their lives. Hannon skillfully embraces the need for women, who find themselves on their own, to take control of their financial future, take responsibility, and continue to educate themselves about financial choices. Importantly, read this book to find out how to take a look at your financial situation, make decisions based on your individual needs, and make sure you understand an investment before you put your money into it."
– Don Blandin, president and CEO of the Investor Protection Trust (IPT) and the Investor Protection Institute (IPI)
"Money Confidence is an essential go-to guide for women who find themselves alone after a divorce or death of a spouse. With inspiring stories about women who have successfully navigated through the most difficult of financial situations, Kerry Hannon shares expert insights in a simple step-by-step guide. In doing so, she lovingly offers an empowering message for newly single women that they can take control of their finances as they move forward with their lives."
– Catherine Collinson, nationally recognized retirement expert, though leader, researcher, and advocate