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The Smart Money Gal - Widows and Widowers (Feat: Jen Santaniello)
Episode 89th February 2021 • The Smart Money Gal • Jennifer Perri
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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 (

(Signature Course): How to Enjoy Life + Be Happy Again: Strategies for Young Widows + Widowers (

(Coaching): 6 Months of Coaching with Jen Santaniello (

Jen’s email:

Phone Number: (857) 272-2007

Connect with Jennifer Perri:




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