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I Am a ‘Tragedy Trust Funder’
By Jen Parsons
A modest surprise inheritance from my late husband allows me to raise my two young kids without having to go to work. So why do I feel so guilty about it?
‘Take Ownership of What You’ve Discovered’
By Rebecca Soffer
Writer Dani Shapiro opens up about secrets, healing through exploring, and the thrill of of the word “million.”
5 Ways to Empower Children with Financial Responsibility
By April Rinne
Kids can start learning earlier than you think. The childhood lessons my parents taught me served as a powerful, lifelong legacy in the wake of their untimely and sudden deaths.
Welcome to New York
By Brooke Siem
Suddenly worth half a million dollars through the dumb luck of my dad's death, I rooted myself to a new and unfamiliar home.
What I Did With My Husband’s Life Insurance Money
By Leslie Gray Streeter
During the rawest moments of my grief, what I bought helped me breathe easier.
Survivor Gilt: 6 Ways To Make Inherited Items Work for You
By Stacy London
In an excerpt from the Modern Loss book, stylist Stacy London tells us how to repurpose and reinterpret the fashion and furniture your loved ones left behind.
How To: Avoid Family Conflict When There’s No Estate Plan
By Amanda Clayman
What do to when a loved one dies with no estate plan? A financial therapist offers six ways to work with your family and remain sane -- and harmonious.
How To: Approach a Windfall
By Modern Loss
Financial therapist Amanda Clayman weighs in on the complex dynamics of inheritance — and how to approach a windfall in a healthy way.
The Legal Top 10
By Michael L. Landsman, Esq. and Jennifer Kouzi, Esq.
Be careful what you sign, assemble an advisory team and other lawyerly dos and don'ts for the grieving.
Tiptoeing Around My Inheritance
By Meg Tansey
Your friends are struggling to pay their rent. You've just come into a small fortune, amid the haze of grief. Our advice guru explains how to make things less awkward.
Modern Loss’ Grief Reads
Some Modern Loss-approved essays, articles, radio shows and multimedia features taking on loss and grief of all kinds.
Excusing Myself at Weddings
A reader struggles to get through weddings without breaking down; another is consumed with guilt about the last argument he had with his late friend.
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