“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”!
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
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.