By: Columnist Rodney Brooks
Educating women about personal finance issues is personal for financial adviser Wendy Ann Payne.
The issue hit home for Payne, founding partner at Centurion Wealth Management in McLean, when her uncle died unexpectedly. Her aunt and uncle were sure they had done everything right. As it turned out, that wasn’t the case.
“They had a will, life insurance and money in the bank,” Payne says. She took some comfort knowing they had done what is proper. But later, she realized it was not nearly enough. Her uncle had personally guaranteed business debt, and the life insurance was not enough. There were a lot of challenges.
“If my uncle were here, this is not the life he had intended for my aunt,” she