Your 1st Year as a Widow: Top 10 Things To Do Right Away

Losing a spouse is a tragedy that bears great pain. For many widows, the husband handled the finances and now they find themselves not only grieving his loss but also stressing out about how to get organized and what to do next.

Your goal during your first year as a widow should be to just get your bearings, grieve, and stabilize the situation. With that in mind here is a checklist of 10 things that you need to focus on right away which will help you put your life back together and get financially organized.

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Articles of Interest: Be Wary of Outperformance Claims

Throughout the week, I run across articles that may be of interest to you. In today’s Articles of Interest series, I am sharing an article titled Institutional’s Tiny Edge.

In this article, author Larry Swedroe references a study that shows institutional asset managers outperform retail investors. However, the study goes on to say that the outperformance is only a mirage since the asset manager deviated from the benchmark.

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Investing In Gold: 10 Reasons Not To

With Christmas right around the corner, I’m sure you would rather receive a bag of gold instead of a lump of coal. I won’t disagree with that. But the lure of gold is more like a death trap similar to the scene in Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade where Elsa dies chasing the golden holy grail. She pursued gold at all costs and it was a steep price that she paid. With that in mind, I will be sharing 10 reasons why you should avoid investing in gold.  Read more “Investing In Gold: 10 Reasons Not To”

Articles of Interest: The Market Is Not Over Priced

Throughout the week, I run across articles that may be of interest to you. In today’s Articles of Interest series, I am sharing an article titled Jeremy Siegel: The S&P 500 Is Fairly Valued.

In this article, Jeremy discusses that the S&P 500 is not over-priced. This flies in direct conflict with what many of the other so-called “crystal ball experts” are saying.

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