Financial Planning For Widows | Wings for Widows
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When you don’t know where to begin, start with us.

You are Not Alone. We Can Help.

“I’m scared. I just lost the one person in the world I trusted. The love of my life - my entire support system - is gone. I know my world has changed forever, but I can’t grasp what that all means. I’m so sad and life is so uncertain, but I can’t grieve right now. I have children and must be strong. I know I have many administrative and financial things to do. I’ve seen the lists of what I’m supposed to do, but nobody tells you how to do it. Where do I even start? I need advice I can trust, but I don’t know where to get it. I feel so alone. It’s all just so overwhelming.”

Sound familiar? If there were ever a time in your life you needed to ask for help, it might be now.

I am so glad I reached out. They helped me to wrap my arms around the enormity of my situation and move forward with confidence. I can’t thank them enough. Such a great resource!

Jo N., Eden Prairie MN

The Right People. Help You Can Trust.

Financial Coaching

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Financial coaching is the process of working with a trained professional who collaborates with and guides their clients to reach their financial goals.

The process is personalized and non-judgmental. Financial coaches provide encouragement, support, and advice to help people make informed decisions and improve their financial situation. But not all financial coaches are alike; some, like ours, are elite.

I can now say I’m done dealing with paperwork and have the confidence that my future is secure financially. I highly recommend Wings for Widows to every widow, regardless of financial circumstances. In a time of overwhelming grief, it’s such a comfort to have help dealing with the necessary parts of life.

Cindy K., Lakeville MN

The Standard of Excellence.

Our financial coaches are licensed financial advisors, and all have earned their CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ credentials.

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification is the standard of excellence in financial planning. CFP® professionals meet rigorous education, training, and ethical standards, and are committed to serving your best interests at all times. Visit here to learn more.

Our process matches pro bono CFP® coaches from around the country with new widows. All coaching is virtual, which allows trusted family members or friends to join you. All services are offered pro bono – you will never be charged for financial coaching.

Wings for Widows is a wonderful organization for anyone going through a loss of a spouse. They are compassionate, caring and know how to address any type of situation. Response to answering questions, putting someone at ease and just coaching for what's ahead. Whether you know exactly what is needed or need a boost they are the ones to help and guide you... My coach Melissa was great!

Kari T., Prosper TX

The Benefits of One-on-One Financial Coaching.

  • Feel a sense of accomplishment

  • Have less anxiety

  • Feel more in control of your financial situation

  • Improve your creditworthiness

  • Be prepared for financial emergencies

  • Avoid legal problems

  • Have a clearer picture of the future

  • Avoid making bad financial decisions

  • Feel confident that your family is protected

  • Understand your financial goals and priorities




Your Success Story Starts with a Coach.

The Medical Bill

The Medical Bill
Jo lost Kyle on April 19, 2018. A year later Jo discovered Wings for Widows and decided to reach out ...

The Missing Loot

The Missing Loot
Linda lost Greg on December 20, 2018. A year earlier he had received an inheritance of $63,000. Linda wasn’t sure ...

Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home
Doris and Martin* were married for more than 60 years. He was 85 years old when he died unexpectedly. Martin ...

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At a time when I was very anxious about what I should be doing to get on the right financial track, Wings for Widows came alongside me. They listened to my concerns and questions and helped me prioritize what needed to be done. My financial counselor was very empathetic and sensitive and did not overwhelm me. It felt like she was a friend from the first time we met. I am very thankful Wings for Widows was there - it was a safety net for me.

Gail R., Fridley MN


Take The First Step.

Complete our Financial Wellness Check

What’s your score? In just a few minutes you’ll have a better idea of your current financial situation.

Schedule a Meeting with a Financial Paraplanner

Schedule a brief meeting with one of our compassionate and experienced financial paraplanners to review your Financial Wellness Check results.

Ask a Coach a Question

Not sure if coaching is right for you, but still have a question you need help with? A coach will reply to you in 24 hours.

Help us Make a Difference.

Your support is critical to our work at Wings for Widows. It takes a community to support a community. There are many ways you can contribute to our mission, and every little bit that you commit goes a long way in helping us fulfill our mission. Learn more below about how you can get involved and help us guide new widows and widowers to financial wellness.

Refer a Widow Become a Volunteer Become a Donor Become a Sponsor


Volunteering the past three years with Wings for Widows has helped me move forward in many ways. It is so rewarding helping those who are now walking the path that I’ve been on. I’ve had several roles in the organization, which has helped me learn and grow. And as I move forward, my passion and work are helping move a necessary organization forward. I enjoy the people I work with, because everyone has a heart for our mission and the community we serve.

Sue Burke, Volunteer