More than 1,000 women in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn., area are widowed every year, says advisor Chris Bentley. So last year he created a way to help those women by offering them a service with the help of CFPs, as well as financial, legal and emotional support. Now he wants to spread that service across the nation.
In January 2018, he launched Wings for Widows, which offers free financial and legal help to those who have recently lost their spouses. Bentley, an advisor with Edina Wealth Management, in Edina, Minn., spent much of the first year on his new charity getting organized and helping the first dozen clients.