How’s your summer going? It’s been a busy few months for me and September coming quick. What do you say we get a few more ‘what-if’ tasks done before labor day weekend? You’ll feel better and have one less thing to worry about this fall. Here are your August to-dos… … More Monthly Nudge: Your GYST Guide for August
For those who prefer to begin a thousand-mile journey by putting on pants and making coffee – try preparing for life’s big ‘what-ifs’ just 5 minutes at a time. … More Monthly MicroTasks to GYST 5-min at a Time
Article in TheStreet by Jeanette Pavini: I connected with Chanel Reynolds, for insight on how to organize and store important information and prepare for those “what-if” moments. … More TheStreet Interview: How to Prepare, Organize and Store Estate-Planning Documents
When it comes to what the legal professionals call estate planning it easily overlooked or quite intentionally avoided, which certainly explains why over half of US adults don’t have wills or some basic ‘what-if’ plans in place. However, it’s really not optional anymore. The cost of *not* doing it far outweighs the reward of not getting started today. Here’s how. … More WILLS 101: The GYST Guide to Estate Planning
ASK GYST: How can I make sure my family doesn’t contest my will? … More ASK GYST: How can I make sure my family doesn’t contest my will? How to write someone in (and out) of your will.
Making big and often very hard decisions during a stressful and emotional situation adds more pain, suffering and confusion to what is already a terrible time. … More [Top Article] Opinion: Catastrophe struck when my husband was killed. Here’s what I learned about creating a ‘what if’ plan
Financial statements, wills, health care directives – we all have dozens of documents in files, on our hard drive, or in the cloud – but can you access them quickly?
Please join me for this IRL weekend workshop to get our shit together – together! You will get organized, save time, stress, money and make meaningful progress on your goals and todo list. … More Please join me for this In-person Weekend Workshop in Seattle, WA on January 21st!
It’s a brand new year and as we step into 2023 with fingers crossed, good intentions and whether you’re stack-ranking resolutions or have resolved to never make them – here’s to kicking off a new year with all the thoughtfulness, kindness, abundance, awesomeness and sparkling bad-ass-ery that we can muster. … More GYST January Update: Your Monthly Nudge with Love & Must-Do To-Do List
Father’s Day Weekend often focuses on the celebratory side with BBQs ads for ‘handy’ gifts – but we are also missing Dad’s we recently lost or perhaps never had.
Getting Our Sh*t Together means a new kind of important to me now. … More Father’s Day Weekend: My Parents Got Their Shit Together Before My Dad Died. It Means Everything.
Mother’s Day can be a complicated day for many and some would prefer to skip it entirely – we’re often remembering or missing someone close to us, or perhaps grieving the loss someone you never knew or are no longer speaking to. Motherhood and parenting is complicated, but getting our shit together for ourselves, our parents, our partners, our own own children is incredibly important to do … More May Nudge and Mother’s Day Newsletter
What do you think the answer is if you searched: “what happens when we die” – how popular do think that search is? Find out and hear Chanel’s personal story of “the loneliest google search in the world.”
“What can we learn about a culture from what they search online? BBC’s Ben Arogundade investigates what the most popular searches reveal about our approach to death, dating, and digital identity. … More Chanel Reynolds featured on the BBC World Service documentary, ‘The World According to Search’
Chanel Reynolds is featured in Robin Hauser’s award winning documentary about women and money. The jury awarded the EDA Award for Best Female Directed Narrative Documentary to $AVVY. … More GYST Founder Featured in $AVVY, the Award-winning Documentary on Women and Money
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”!
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.
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.” … More What I wish I would have done: Before, after and always.
It may be damn hot out now but fall will be here before you know it – my favorite season to get important life *stuff* done. GYST is here to help you get a head start. … More Upcoming Events & Classes
If you’re one of the 50% of U.S. adults who don’t have your will completed, this month’s Ask GYST is for you: “What happens when you can’t find a will?” What do you do – and what shouldn’t you do?
Ask GYST replies to this all too common question. … More ASK GYST: What do you do when you can’t find the will?
Over the years I’ve had so many great questions and conversations with you – thank you. A few questions are on many people’s minds and todo lists so join us for the next Happy Hour on Thursday, April 20th and figure out where to start. Happy Hours free are to attend but RSVP is required.
Get ready for questions like, “What do you do if your family won’t get their stuff together?” or “What happens if you die without a will?” … More The High Functioning Happy Hour