Many widows are unprepared to manage their finances after their husbands die, according to a survey by Mathew Greenwald & Associates Inc.

The problems go beyond being able to pay bills. The survey of nearly 250 widows under the age of 70, with financial assets between $50,000 and $1 million, found that nearly one-third of these women didn’t have an emergency fund until after their husbands passed away. One-quarter of respondents had difficulty filing income taxes since 61 percent said their husbands always filed their taxes.

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