- Paperback: 424 pages
- Publisher: On Your Own Publishing Company; 5 edition (December 23, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0978714814
- ISBN-13: 978-0978714819
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #744,480 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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On Your Own, 5th Edition: A Widow's Passage to Emotional and Financial Well-Being 5th Edition
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"On Your Own is a wonderful book that manages to combine both the financial and emotional advice a widow needs in a helpful and supportive manner. If someone you care about is widowed, don't send flowers--send this book." --Terry Savage, best-selling author
About the Author
Alexandra Armstrong, CFP® is a registered representative of Commonwealth Financial Network®, Member FINRA/SIPC, and a Registered Investment Adviser. She serves as Chairman of Armstrong, Fleming & Moore, Inc., a financial planning firm based in Washington, D.C. which she started in 1983. Her clients include single women, dual income couples, retirees and those close to retirement.
Ms. Armstrong has served as president of the Financial Planning Association, president of the Boy Scouts National Capital Area Council, and president of the National Association of Women Business Owners. She serves as a board member for Reading Is Fundamental and for the Foundation for Financial Planning and is past president and a current member of the Women’s Forum of Washington. She has been included in the Washingtonian Magazine’s November 2010 list of experts and the “Washington Business Hall of Fame” and has received the Alumni of the Year Award from Stone Ridge and the Award of Excellence in Commerce from Boston College Alumni Association.
Ms. Armstrong has written a financial planning column for BetterInvesting Magazine since 1978. She has been quoted in virtually every major U.S. financial publication and has appeared on numerous national television programs including, CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, and Wall $treet Week.
Mary R. Donahue Ph.D. has a successful psychology practice in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Her practice is primarily focused on families in crisis and women dealing with a variety of issues including career development, relationships, and loss.
Her commitment to women's issues has led her to speak with regularity to both professional and lay audiences. This includes educating the judiciary and professional groups such as the American Bar Association, local County Bar Associations and the Association of Family and Conciliatory Courts. She has been a contributor to the Washingtonian Magazine and spoken on both radio and television shows with regard to these matters.
She is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Maryland Psychological Association. She is the co-author of a children’s book entitled, What's My Job.
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I consider this book an invaluable resource to anyone on this path. I am immeasurably grateful that I found it.
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