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Short and Sweet Summary: If you knew you only had months to live would you be able to write your own goodbye letter? My husband was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumor and penned this letter less than 30 days after receiving the devastating news. Would your goodbye letter look...
This smart sprinkler solution post is Part 2 of the 5-Part Blog Series, The Sophisticated Widow’s Guide to Smart Home Gadgets. This blog post series is dedicated to helping you learn why you need smart home gadgets in your life and how they’ll make your tasks easier and less stressful....
Short and Sweet Summary: The cost of higher education is enough to make your head explode. But lots of scholarship and grant opportunities exist if you know where to look. Learn how and where to uncover free money for college so you or your kids don’t take on any unnecessary...
Short and Sweet Summary: Want to get paid to declutter the junk clogging your house? Hell, yes! Get paid to clear out old tech items, clothes, and books from your home and unclutter your mind at the same time. If you’re anything like me, you’ve got craploads of junk hanging...
Short and Sweet Summary: If you create a home inventory now you won’t be scrambling when/if a natural disaster strikes. Even though it seems like a hassle, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Do the work now to save yourself any future headaches. We widows already know that bad...
Short and Sweet Summary: Taxes are complicated enough but worse if you don’t know how to organize your tax paperwork. Do yourself a huge favor and learn how to organize your documents so tax time won’t be so overwhelming. You’ll be glad you’re so well prepared. So, taxes. The beginning...
Short and Sweet Summary: Thank you notes are a friendly acknowledgment when someone goes out of his or her way to do something nice for you. But how do you write a decent thank you note when you’re widow brain can’t focus? After my husband died, several weeks worth of...
Short and Sweet Summary: Cleaning drains is a thankless job. However, learning how to unclog the shower drain with minimal effort is one skill you’ll be glad you have. One of the first things my husband showed me how to do after he got sick was to unclog the shower...