On Your Own: After a Loss

I’m recently on my own. A lot has changed in the financial world since I was responsible for making my own decisions.  I hear a lot about today’s economic uncertainty. I’m not sure how to protect my future and determine if I have enough of a nest egg to live comfortably and maintain my financial independence.  I’m not sure how to build a portfolio and find the right investments that I’m comfortable with.  I need advice so I can feel good about my future and regain my peace of mind.

How can I make it on my own while remaining financially independent?