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Title

How widows can avoid a cash crunch after the death of a spouse by planning ahead

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-10-2017

Abstract

When a spouse dies, the surviving spouse is likely to be a widow in a cash crunch. Twice as many women face the death of a spouse -- widows comprise nearly 8 percent of the population, while 3.5 percent are widowers, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.