Episode 8

Published on:

9th Feb 2021

The Smart Money Gal - Widows and Widowers (Feat: Jen Santaniello)

In the latest installment of The Smart Money Gal, Jennifer Perri welcomes a close friend and grief specialist to share her experience with overcoming loss and fighting adversity.

Jen Santaniello lost her husband to a rare form of Lymphoma. As tragic as her loss was, it came at the worst time as well. Not only was Jen laid off from her job, but she was also left to raise two children with a third on the way.

Jen shares her story of loss, but also the steps she took to empower herself and find solace. She strived to achieve the life her husband would have wished her to have. In fact, Jen has made it her mission to help other widows and widowers by sharing her experiences and offering strategies to cope.

So sit back, relax, and enjoy a heartfelt conversation with two women striving to empower those around them.


00:17 - Jennifer enjoying the work she does alongside other wonderful women

01:50 - Introducing Jen Santaniello

02:45 - The story of Jen becoming a widow

05:50 - Her husband being diagnosed with rare form of Lymphoma

08:00 - "I don't want to decide if my husband lives or dies"

10:00 - Going back to talk to her kids and tell them their dad wasn't coming home

12:15 - Did having those final conversations with her husband make it easier to cope?

15:15 - How she was able to move through the despair and find joy again

21:15 - What didn't work for Jen in her recovery journey

23:20 - What made Jen want to build a business around helping other widows

26:00 - Launching a coaching program to help her clients

29:00 - How you can get in touch with Jen and utilize her services


Facebook Group): Widows & Widowers Seeking Happiness (https://www.facebook.com/groups/widowsandwidowersseekinghappiness)

(Signature Course): How to Enjoy Life + Be Happy Again: Strategies for Young Widows + Widowers (http://bit.ly/enjoylifebehappyagain)

(Coaching): 6 Months of Coaching with Jen Santaniello (https://mastermind.com/masterminds/19963)

Jen’s email: jen@jensantaniello.com

Phone Number: (857) 272-2007

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About the Podcast

The Smart Money Gal
Develop a healthy and empowered relationship with your money
Jennifer Perri, a.k.a. ” The Smart Money Gal”, is a Holistic Money Coach, Registered Financial Consultant (RFC) and Best-Selling Author with over 15 years of industry experience. Jennifer helps women transition from trauma to triumph and develop a healthy and empowered relationship with money. This will equip them will the confidence and tools necessary to make smart financial decisions for themselves and their families. She has been cited for her knowledge and has appeared on sources such as ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, The Boston Globe, Newsweek, Fortune and Forbes.

In addition to her hands-on work in the field with clients, she was a contributor to the Amazon bestselling book, “Dare to Succeed” with Jack Canfield, creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Some of her other works have been featured in Little Pink Book, Wall Street Select, Huffington Post, Newsweek and various other circulations.

Join Jennifer each episode as she tackles the complicated conversations surrounding our personal wealth.