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Life and money

Surviving the death of your spouse

The loss of a spouse is one of life's most devastating experiences. While you may want to curl up and let someone else make all your financial decisions, it's best if you take charge. Here's some guidance on what to do right now and how to plan your future.

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Financial decisions . . .

Step-by-step guide for organizing paperwork and finances, Credit issues, Freedom from a mortgage -- a good thing?, Selecting a financial planner

 
A fresh look at your investments . . .

Uncertain of the stock market? Consider CDs and MMAs, Tapping your IRA, Laddering CDs, Passbook savings, Reverse mortgages

 
Banking and debt strategies . . .
Credit cards for seniors, The right way to cancel a credit card, Questions to ask before signing up for a credit card, Time for a checking-account checkup
 
Reviewing your taxes . . .
Understanding estate taxes, Inheritance taxes, Some Social Security benefits may be taxable, Calculating taxes of IRA and annuity beneficiaries
 
Senior scams . . .
Too-good-to-be-true CDs, Top 10 investment scams
 
-- Posted: Aug. 13, 2001
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