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20 Ways to Prepare for the Loss of a Spouse

Cheapism Logo By Taylor Van Arsdale of Cheapism | Slide 1 of 21: The death of a spouse is a traumatic event. Whether it’s due to illness or injury and whether it’s anticipated or unexpected — it doesn’t matter. Preparing for death is something we often put off. The reality is that even though death may be awkward to discuss, it’s better to prepared and have a financial plan. The conversation may be difficult to have, but you’ll be glad you sat down with your partner to deal with the issues today, because later, during the grieving process, they will be the last thing you will want to worry about.

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The death of a spouse is a traumatic event. Whether it’s due to illness or injury and whether it’s anticipated or unexpected — it doesn’t matter. Preparing for death is something we often put off. The reality is that even though death may be awkward to discuss, it’s better to prepared and have a financial plan. The conversation may be difficult to have, but you’ll be glad you sat down with your partner to deal with the issues today, because later, during the grieving process, they will be the last thing you will want to worry about.

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