More than 700,000 women face losing a spouse each year in the United States. While many of these women are economically saavy and are knowledgeable when it comes to their finances, the majority find themselves without the primary financial manager of their household. In the midst of their grief over losing their husbands, today's widows are faced with financial questions and challenges that confront them even before they leave the funeral parlor. With compassion and wisdom, David Latko provides these women with a comprehensive guide to their finances now that they are on their own. Chapters include the following:. What Every New Widow Faces. He's Dead, and The Sharks Are Circling. Getting Ready: Steps to Take Before Your Husband Dies. Racing With the Reaper: Will There Be Enough?. But I'm Too Young to Be A Widow!. Day-to-Day Living: A Primer. Greetings, Madame Tycoon!. When Children Rule: Cautionary Tales of Counting on the Kids. Financial Advisors: Do You Need One?. Passing It Along: Trusts, Wills, Inheritence. Afterword: The First Day of the Rest of Your Life.