Digital Dialogue: Financial shocks of widowhood

Digital Dialogue: Financial shock of widowhood

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Losing a spouse is one of the hardest obstacles one can face. Amid the pain of the loss, many decisions that were once made together now rest on the widow’s shoulders alone – and financial decisions can have many long-term implications.

According to Forbes, women are more than three times as likely as men to lose their spouse, but many wives are not keen to manage their finances if their husbands die. So, how can women ensure they’re prepared for the financial shocks of widowhood?

At NBC12′s most recent Digital Dialogue, we discussed with an expert on how widowers can prepare financially and how to adjust following an expected loss.

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Digital Dialogue: Financial shocks of widowhood

Losing a spouse is one of the hardest obstacles one can face. Many decisions that were once made together now rest on the widow’s shoulders alone – and financial decisions can have long-term implications. Join this important discussion now and ask any questions you have in the comments >> https://bit.ly/2zSZg8E

Posted by NBC12 on Thursday, December 13, 2018

Joining host Rachel DePompa was Tracy Shackelford, a financial Advisor at Northwestern Mutual Richmond. She works with women – including widows – to create financial plans that ensure they’re prepared for the possibility of losing a loved one.

Local widow Stacy Anderson also joined the panel.

During NBC12′s Digital Dialogues, you can also join the conversations on Facebook Live with your own questions or observe the discussions on our news app and Roku and Amazon channels.

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