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Michael Karwic

Michael Karwic


Welcome to the Resource page for windfall.

Did you know?

An estimated 70%of people who receive a financial windfall — a large amount of sudden money — won’t have any left within a matter of a few years.
1 in 175 millionare the odds of winning a lottery.

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Get Your Signed, Hardcover Sudden Money Book!

by Susan Bradley

When money changes, life changes, and when life changes, money changes. In the late 1990s, while I was still a practicing Certified Financial Planner®, I was struck by all of the stories of windfalls-gone-wrong. For some reason, when people won the lottery or received large insurance settlements or inheritances, their stories often took unfortunate turns. […]

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What COVID revealed to me about communicating with the elderly and other thoughts.

by Joan Cox

The week before my mother-in-law turned 98, I received a call at 3:15 in the afternoon saying that her assisted living facility would stop family visitation as of 6 p.m. that evening. She lives in a CCRC (Continuous Care Retirement Community) which accommodates independent, assisted, and skilled nursing. As I was near the exit to […]

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Families in Transition, FTI/SMI Community, Long Life Planning, Major Life Events, Retirement, Women in Transition

On Grief and Hugging Yourself

by Mary Martin, PhD

I love it when people come to my free, online, 30-minute, self-care sessions and tell me that the reason they’re there is to take a nap. Need to come on, say hi on camera, and then turn the camera off and cry for 30? Or leave it on and cry? Go for it. Don’t want to […]

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Financial Transitions Planning, mindfulness

It’s Time for Your Formalized, Self-Care Plan

by Mary Martin, PhD

In the world of mindfulness, we talk a lot about self-care. There are a lot of things you can do to best position yourself to meet each day as best you can. From good sleep hygiene to eating well to expressing gratitude, science has given us years of research that support what we all know […]

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Financial Transitions Planning, Major Life Events, mindfulness