“I knew something wasn’t right,” she said. “It turns out my husband had been struck by a van while riding his bicycle. But there was something about the tone in the voice that let me know that it was really serious and his injuries were overwhelmingly unrecoverable. Then a week after he was admitted to the hospital, I removed medical support because he physically or mentally was never going to be able to come back. He never regained consciousness after the accident. … More Watch the Interview: How to get your stuff together before life goes sideways.
Life Goes Sideways
I am so thrilled to announce my first book, WHAT MATTERS MOST: The Get Your Shit Together Guide to Wills, Money, Insurance and Life’s “What-If’s” is finally here! Not only the biggest, most essential guide to getting your shit together – is it the cumulative labor of love I’ve been working on for years. Years, my friends. It is the book I wanted to write. I hope it is the book you want to read, buy and share. It will be on the shelves on March 19th, but is available for pre-order now! … More Paperback is here! The Get Your Shit Together Guide to Wills, Money, Insurance and Life’s “What-Ifs”!
The other good news is that writing a will doesn’t have to be a laborious, tooth-pulling, expensive ordeal, says Chanel Reynolds, the author of What Matters Most: The Get Your Shit Together Guide to Wills, Money, Insurance, and Life’s ‘What-ifs.’ “In most cases, a will can be a simple document that you sign in front of two witnesses,” she says. “You can start and finish the basic paperwork in a couple of hours.” … More Featured in New York Magazine’s: ‘How Can I Make a Will Without Spending a Fortune??’
On July 17, 2009, Chanel Reynolds ‘got the call’ we all fear: her young, athletic husband, José, had been struck by a van while cycling. One week later she removed him from medical support and drove home to tell their five-year old son. In the wake of his sudden death, Reynolds realized that she was completely unprepared for what came next.
Simply put, she quickly learned she did not have her shit together—and when it comes to preparing for life’s eventualities or “what ifs,” it turns out that most of us don’t, either. Read more...