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Founder of popular website Get Your Shit Together blends personal story and must-have advice in the ultimate guide to getting your affairs in order—from wills and advance directives to insurance, finances, and relationships—before the unthinkable happens.

On July 17, 2009, Chanel Reynolds’ husband, José, was struck by a car while cycling near their home in Seattle. In the w

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Kindle Edition, 352 pages
Published March 19th 2019 by Harper Wave
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Christine
Feb 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
LOVED LOVED LOVED this quick, easy, funny read. (much better than her other two books)
I laughed out loud and changed my perspective on quite a few things : ) Thanks Chanel !
Christie
Mar 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
With every nerve ending splayed open and raw, Chanel Reynolds takes readers through the life altering tragedy of losing her husband José to a bicycle-auto accident. Reynold unabashedly shares every painful emotion, decision, and event through José's horrific week-long yet unsuccessful struggle to survive and the next four years of her own recovery. In alternating sections, Reynolds splices excellent self-help advice with aching grief narrative. Her no-bullshit advice - that we can all use - abou ...more
Sara Smith
Apr 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A gut wrenching book about getting your financial life in order. I dare you to read this and not need to organize all your stuff in case the worst happens. Chanel and her husband Jose didn't expect tragedy and neither do most Americans, but it's going to happen to someone. You might as well be prepared just in case. The only thing I didn't like about this book is that I prefer books you are supposed to write in to be more of a workbook format, but I can understand for ease of storytelling that t ...more
Paul
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"We don't do death (or financial planning) well" in these times. Yet avoiding these topics will end up biting us in the ass when things go wrong, as they did for Chanel Reynolds, the courageous author of What Matters Most. The book is part financial guide and part gripping story of her husband's unexpected death. The money stuff is interesting and important - I guarantee you haven't thought of everything you'll need in the worst case scenario. But this is way more than a financial planning check ...more
Victoria
Part memoir and part practical planner. Author shares her personal stories in dealing with her life tragedies. But she also shares some helpful checklists and worksheets to help us face emergencies, make death plans, organize important documents, review insurance, etc. These practical lists are what I was most interested in.

As her first section describes, what to do when "life goes sideways."
Jane
Apr 13, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Chanel Reynolds' What matters most : the get your shit together guide to wills, money, insurance, and life's "what-ifs" has an excellent concept in her personal account of a tragic time in her life; however, I personally do not appreciate all the profanity in doing so. I appreciate the checklists provided, though as well as her advice for friends or anyone who needs to help others.
kendra
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
SOLID ADVICE with a beautiful reflection about love and loss
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Apr 21, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
What Matters Most... an introductory guide to understanding, creating, and protecting documents and procedures needed for end of life/ financial planning. Approximately 25% of the book contains solid information regarding how to set up, what to include, and what types of documents are needed to properly disperse personal wealth to heirs or trusts. The remaining book was a memoir/ autobiography about the author's misfortune in losing her husband too soon.
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