Expert Contribution

Finances When Your Husband Passes

It feels like your world has been turned upside down, because it has. 

And dealing with your finances is the last thing you want to do, but they are a “must” in today’s world. 

Here’s the good news: all those things you think (and other’s may be telling you) are a priority, are probably not. 

There are things that are important and urgent and other things that are important and not urgent. Understanding that difference and applying it to the tasks in front of you has never been more important. 

Most financial tasks in front of you are important, but not urgent. 

So, what’s urgent? Getting access to all your accounts and paying your bills (including taxes). That is the most important thing to do right now. 

From there, create a running list of everything you think you have to do, assign each task for timing (now, soon, later), and begin thinking about who can help you with each item. 

Many women have walked the path you are now walking, so there is no need to reinvent the wheel. 

For more details, check out a deeper analysis at, but in this space I want to simply make the point that this can be very important. 

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By Joe Morgan, CFP®, CFA, Principal: Best Financial Life, Resident since 2004