Widowhood is a tumultuous experience. At a time you feel least able to cope with life’s challenges, you must often make serious financial decisions that will have a lasting impact on your future well-being. If you are fortunate, you will be surrounded by loving friends and family, and you will have well-established relationships with legal and financial professionals who will help you through this difficult period. You can also depend on your friends at the Money Club – we’re here to help.
|What do you imagine for your life after widowhood? What do you imagine you could do to be fulfilled and socially connected?|
|Things to Talk About|
|Nine out of ten women are on their own financially at some point in their adult lives, and often the quality of your life will depend on your financial skills. The traumatic early days of widowhood should not be spent scrambling to catch up on your financial education. The earlier you begin to take responsibility for your financial affairs, the better off you will be.Pick the question your Club finds most interesting. If there’s still time, pick another one — or make up your own!
|Catch Yourself Doing Something Right|
|Share your success with your fellow Club members:
|What Will You Do Today?|
|Choose one Small Step to do before next meeting, and pledge to the group to do it. To select that 15-minute exercise, ask yourself these questions:
Don’t drive yourself crazy. Remember, you can do anything for 15 minutes! For example:
|Money Attraction Affirmations|
|Choose one affirmation to motivate you to achieve your goals, something like:
|The Money Zone for Next Meeting|
|Cast your vote: Does your Money Club want to stay in this Money Zone, or do you want to move on to the next Money Zone?If your group decides to Stay in the Zone then, future Money Star, check out these articles so you can discuss them at your next meeting. Even if your group decides to move to the next Zone, you still can explore these on your own.Giving Gifts
|Just For You|
|Before the next Money Club meeting, do the Just for You Exercise called Widowhood Checklist.Don’t skip a meeting if you don’t get this done. Half of life is showing up, Money Clubs included. You can tell the group you didn’t get it done, and they will encourage you (not bug you) to make a date to do it soon.Discussion questions for your club meeting: