Finding Financial Strength In Widowhood with Donna Kendrick

Aug 10, 2023

Join us for a powerful conversation with Donna Kendrick, a certified financial professional with Sefton Financial, certified divorce financial analyst, and author of the book “A Guide To Widowhood: Navigating The First Three Years.” Donna’s passion lies in supporting widows through their financial journey. Having personally experienced the loss of her husband, she brings a unique perspective and empathy to her work, helping women navigate the challenging road of widowhood.

In this episode, Donna shares her journey through widowhood and how she turned this experience into a mission to empower women facing similar challenges. We discuss the emotional and financial struggles of losing a spouse, finding the right advisor after loss, and making informed decisions during life’s most challenging times.

Donna also shares more about her book, which serves as a roadmap for widows, offering practical advice, financial insights, and emotional healing strategies. Don’t miss this incredible discussion as she advocates for women to embrace the past, love the future, and take control of their financial futures.

Here are some key takeaways from this episode:

  • Being financially prepared for unexpected life events, such as losing a spouse, is incredibly important. Organizing your documents, understanding financial accounts, and having a clear financial picture is crucial.
  • Widowhood can be emotionally and financially overwhelming. Seeking emotional support through counseling and seeking financial advice from professionals specialized in assisting widows can help navigate these challenges.
  • Donna cautions against making impulsive financial decisions driven by emotions. Taking time to assess your financial situation and seeking professional advice can prevent regrettable choices.
  • Donna’s message is to embrace personal growth and not dwell on past mistakes. Each day is an opportunity to learn, grow, and make better financial decisions!

Resources For This Episode:

“Where Is Your Money Going” is an easy-to-use worksheet to help you determine your monthly income and expenses.

This Emergency Binder is a comprehensive guide that helps make sure all necessary information for the family is located in one place.

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