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Multi-Award Winning Book by

Kathleen Rehl

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Auther| Legacy Storyteller| Advocate


As a zesty Boomer, I’m gratefully continuing to create and contribute . . .  happily using my skills and experience to encourage others to live their best life, also.


Now in my 77th year, I love being "reFired"! That’s NOT vintage retirement. Rather, this chapter is about family, fun, focused-purpose, friends, and fitness.


I still pen pieces about widows and money, while also writing legacy stories, poems, and letters. I continue speaking at selected conferences and lifelong-learning centers. Plus, I help charitable organizations grow their endowments.


Since my guidebook for widows was published, I've moved forward in many ways. So can you after a major transition such as widowhood. I hope you find the tools and articles on my site interesting.


Go here to see many of my stories and what others have written or said about my work. Want a full resume and story of origin from my heart? Go here to read that.

Thanks for encouraging widowed persons on their journeys. 

Click photo for Kathleen's recent interview on the Retire Sooner program hosted by Wess Moss--What Widows Need to Know About Their Financial Future.


Free Tools


2021-23 Selected Stories & More 

191+ Articles Including Research Studies

Next Avenue

"I Helped My Mother to Live and Later Die"

"What to Do Before You Kick the Bucket"

Journal of Financial Service Professionals

"Financial Satisfaction Postwidowhood: The Role of Resilience"

"Jane Fonda and I Happily Agree About Drinking After 60"

The Chicago Money Show

"Aging Gracefully and Money"

"Two Ways I Found Later Life Love"