Opinion: Catastrophe struck when my husband was killed. Here’s what I learned about creating a ‘what if’ plan

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.
When it comes to situations that might actually happen, it is tempting to simply hope for the best. However, hoping for the best is not a plan. You know this. So what happens if something happens? Let’s find out. … More Opinion: Catastrophe struck when my husband was killed. Here’s what I learned about creating a ‘what if’ plan

Chanel Reynolds featured on the BBC World Service documentary, ‘The World According to Search’

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’

TheStreet Interview: How to Prepare, Organize and Store Estate-Planning Documents

Article in TheStreet by Jeanette Pavini: Since this is the time of year when many of us are taking stock of our paperwork as we close out 2021 and prepare for a more organized 2022, I wanted to help simplify things. 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

Video: Chanel Reynolds Shares Top 5 Advice for Families at December 1st ParentMap Talk

Do You Have Your $@&% Together? Prepare for Life’s ‘What-Ifs’ with Chanel Reynolds Watch the video from ParentMap Live’s virtual talk by Chanel Reynolds recorded on December 1st 2021. Learn about the core tasks and steps every parent needs to take to get some basic plans in place and secure their peace of mind. From creating a … More Video: Chanel Reynolds Shares Top 5 Advice for Families at December 1st ParentMap Talk

Featured in New York Magazine’s: ‘How Can I Make a Will Without Spending a Fortune??’

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??’

CNBC: Almost no one has these three essential things you need in case of an emergency.

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.