Jason: Women need to be financially prepared to outlive their husbands

A reader of this column asked me to address an issue that concerns a friend of hers. The friend is married to a gentleman who keeps the family’s finances private — meaning, he’s not sharing information with his wife of 40 years. When asked, he simply changes the subject. When pushed, he says: “No need to get involved. I’ve taken care of everything.” We’ve come a long way since the 1950s, when Donald Rogers wrote “Teach Your Wife To Be a Widow” — or have we? Statistically, more women live longe...

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