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


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

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...