Sunday, January 18, 2009

One more thing today -- urgent media request!

A writer I know is looking for someone who fits this bill. If it's you, feel free to get in touch with her directly.

"I'm on the hunt for a "real people" quote for a personal finance piece I'm doing. It's a piece that describes what surviving spouses should do after the funeral with the deceased spouse's personal credit card accounts as well as any card accounts they held jointly. I need someone to give me a quote about how they got help with this and what the obstacles were. I need someone on the record with a very general quote about what it's like to go through this." -- Lisa Holton, email her at Lisa@TheLisaCompany.com.

2 comments:

Christine said...

Our family attorney had a check list on what to do and not to do. The key is to make a list of all accounts and contact them one by one. The hardest part was telling stranger after stranger that your husband just passed away.

Christine McDaniel
Arlington, VA
mcdaniec@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

My husband always told me that if anything ever happened to him that I should cancel all of the credit cards so that the automatic monthly bills for our business would stop. I did just that and found that the companies were happy to reopen the account in my name but with a lower credit limit. It would seem that I was only an authorized user on our cards and have NO credit! I am on my way to earnign credit since mid Feb. when my husband of 12 1/2 years died at age 35. This is a place I never thought I would be...