“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.
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??’
A devastating event will never be easy to live through, yet you can lessen the burden if you have a will, some contingency plans and a cash emergency fund so you don’t have to think through the details. Reynolds’ experience left her with plenty to say — and do — on the subject. … More CNBC: Almost no one has these three essential things you need in case of an emergency.
6 Gifts That (Actually) Make a Difference: Take advantage of this holiday’s ‘season of giving’ to give yourself the gift of getting your shit together this year! … More The Gifts-That-Matter Guide
Yup, it’s true! I founded Get Your Shit Together in 2013 as a personal project, then in 2015 I co-founded GYST.com. GYST.com is going to live with Cake – ‘What Matters Most’ and getyourshittogether.org isn’t going anywhere, and I’m just getting started. Read the story and official press release… Once upon a time.Two female founders, … More GYST.com acquired by Cake
The Power of Raw, Honest Stories About Money. So, it’s not every day (or even year) you can say you’ve been quoted in the New York Times – and I even got to say, “whitey-tighty”, “systems of oppression”, and “none-thousand dollars.” It was an honor to sit at the table with Gaby Dunn, Vicki Robin … More New York Times Feature: ‘What Matters Most’ about Money
There are a few simple things I wish I had taken care of before my life went sideways – like a will, life insurance, and some details jotted down. Before On July 17, 2009, my husband José Hernando was hit by a van while riding his bike down a pretty road near the lake, a … More How I Got My Shit Together
1) Your Money. New York Times columnist Ron Lieber asks how people can prepare their financial lives for the unexpected. 2) Quality of Life. What does it mean to you? What is your line? Can you describe it?
“There are a few simple things I wish I had taken care of before my life went sideways – like a will, life insurance, and some details jotted down.” … More What I wish I would have done: Before, after and always.