Financially Ever After Widowhood

Widowhood is the state of being a widow or widower: a person whose spouse has passed away. This is a situation that no one wants to be in, but it is something that can happen, and that you and your family should be prepared for financially. When this kind of painful, life altering event occurs, it's important to have the structure in place for you and your family to be protected, and this year on Financially Ever After Widowhood, Stacy Francis is going to be talking to a diverse lineup of experts, and individuals who have gone through it themselves, to give you the tools and information you need to be prepared.

Prior to this year's series on Widowhood, Financially Ever After covered topics related to divorce. We invite you to check out these fantastic episodes if they are relevant to you.

Kids & Family
Mastering Medicare with Riitta Schoenfeld
Join us as we unravel the maze of Medicare and empower you to make informed decisions for your financial and health security in your golden years.
37 min
Terminal Illness and Long-Term Care with Candac...
In this episode of Financially Ever After Widowhood, host Stacy Francis talks to Candace Dellacona, a family lawyer who helps older adults plan for their future.
39 min
Moving Forward or Moving On after Loss with Nik...
Join Stacy Francis on this episode of Financially Ever After as Nikki shares her insights on setting healthy boundaries, practicing self-compassion, and the complexities of re-partnering after loss.
34 min
The Healthcare Crisis for Widows with Deb Gordo...
Stacy Francis is joined by Beth Battaglino and Deb Gordon, and together, they discuss the significant challenges widows face in healthcare, including hidden and unexpected expenses that can cause severe financial strain.
41 min
Understanding Your Taxes After A Loss with Sama...
Host, Stacy Francis, and her guest, Samantha Harris, dispel some of the mystery around taxes after a loss, from finding the right professional guidance to understanding Social Security to proactive planning.
36 min
Elder Law and Special Needs Planning with Britt...
In this episode of Financially Ever After, host Stacy Francis delves into the intricate world of special needs planning and elder law with guest Britt Burner.
40 min
Financial Security and Fraud Prevention with Ka...
Stacy Francis is joined by Kathy Stokes to discuss how you can how to empower yourself against fraud and safeguard your financial well-being.
40 min
Navigating Grief and Finding Peace in Caregivin...
Holly Strelzik joins Stacy Francis to share her personal journey as a caregiver and offers valuable insights on finding support and maintaining one's own well-being.
25 min
Mothering Through Mourning: Navigating Widowhoo...
Melanese Marr-Thomas is a two-time Amazon bestselling author and entrepreneur, and she joins Stacy Francis on this episode of Financially Ever After Widowhood to share her powerful journey of love and loss.
32 min
Trusts, Inheritance, and Protecting Your Childr...
This week on Financially Ever After Widowhood, host Stacy Francis talks with renowned trust and estate lawyer Stefan Dunkelgrun about how to effectively plan your children’s inheritance and safeguard it against extravagance and divorce.
37 min
Navigating College Costs as a Single Parent wit...
In this episode of Financially Ever After Widowhood, Stacy Francis interviews Robert Farrington about how single parents can best save for and pay for college without compromising their own financial security.
32 min
The Importance of Succession Planning to Future...
On this episode of Financially Ever After Widowhood, Michael Levy shares expert insights on smart succession planning with host Stacy Francis, including strategies to transfer ownership interests while avoiding unnecessary taxes safely.
41 min
Self-Care Strategies for the Recently Bereaved ...
Jeanne Jacobwitz joins Stacy Francis on this Financially Ever After Widowhood episode to discuss how prolonged stress impacts overall well-being.
35 min
Honoring Traditions and Making New Ones This Ho...
Cognitive Behavioral and Grief Coach Jordan Schwartz Hendin joins host Stacy Francis to discuss navigating the holidays after losing a spouse.
37 min
Navigating Life's Third Act: From Grief to Purp...
Irene Weinberg shares her journey from profound grief to a renewed sense of inner strength and spiritual wisdom after losing her husband, Saul, in a tragic car accident.
41 min
Organizing Your Affairs to Support and Safeguar...
Sarah Constantine and Stacy Francis discuss the human side of estate planning, emphasizing the importance of organizing your affairs to support and safeguard your family.
40 min
Dealing with Workplace Discrimination as a Wido...
In this Financially Ever After Widowhood episode, Stacy Francis welcomes Kelley Joyce and Susan Crumiller to explore rejoining the workforce after loss.
46 min
Rebuilding Life after Loss: From Grief to Growt...
Dawn Nargi joins Stacy Francis to bring not just her professional expertise, but also a deeply personal understanding of the journey of widowhood.
32 min
Empowering Widows: Advocacy, Empathy, and Suppo...
In this episode of Financially Ever After Widowhood, host Stacy Francis welcomes Carolyn Moor, the founder of the nonprofit organization Modern Widows Club.
40 min
Navigating the Complexities of Probate with Cla...
Marc Zimmerman joins Stacy Francis on this episode to demystify the complexities of probate and highlights its significance, especially when assets are involved without a designated beneficiary.
34 min
I’ve Got the Power! (of Attorney) with Brian Co...
Brian Corrigan joins Stacy Francis to offer key insights into common challenges, New York's legal adjustments, and protective measures against potential misconduct.
30 min
Empowering Families in End-of-Life Decision Mak...
Alison Arden Besunder joins Stacy Francis to discuss end-of-life planning, including steps to take when the timeline is limited.
33 min
The Art of Giving with Mindy Stern
Mindy Stern joins Stacy Francis to discuss her wealth of knowledge on charitable giving, including insights into the intricacies of donations, the importance of understanding the mission of the institutions you support, and the impact of thoughtful giving.
44 min
Paving Your Path to Peace with Anne DeButte
Stacy Francis and Anne DeButte discuss the healing process by debunking myths, offering strategies for coping, and emphasizing the importance of support and internal work.
36 min
Honoring Memories: Organizing Belongings with L...
In this episode of Financially Ever After Widowhood with Stacy Francis, Janine Sarna-Jones, organizational maven, shares her expertise on navigating the process of dealing with a partner's belongings.
34 min