Get Your Essential To-Do List Done

Get the essentials end of life planning basics like wills, living wills, healthcare directives, emergency funds and 'what if' plans done! Join the founder of internationally-acclaimed website and author of the book 'What Matters Most', Chanel Reynolds, as your guide and finally get the financial, legal, digital and emotional planning and critical documents completed every adult must have.

  • GET STARTED (Week 1): Create your personalized checklist, what-if exercise, complete questionnaire, prioritize your goals and schedule to be successful.

  • LEGAL 101 (Week 2): Review, draft and complete the legal *must-do* documents like wills, power of attorney and advance care directive documents.

  • TIME & MONEY (Week 3): Emergency Funds, Financial Planning and Insurance. Getting your personal finances and insurance policies in order to cover your needs today and protect your vulnerable spots over the long haul.

  • DIGITAL ACCOUNTS, DETAILS & WRAP UP (Week 4): Wrangling the Details: Accounts, Documents and all the 'Stuff.' What You Leave Behind: Death, Dying and Legacy

The Get Your Shit Together 4-Week Course

Chanel Reynolds condenses over ten years of workshops, trainings, interviews, and in-person classes have road tested how to get the most items off your to-do list done in a small and supportive group gathering. Take care of of these important tasks before life goes sideways, it's easier than you think!

  • 30-page downloadable Course Workbook with master checklists, questionnaires, tools and resources for Before or After an illness or emergency.

  • One-on-one support: Join weekly 'office hours' for open Q&A or post class session conversation for additional support during your course.

  • Access to recorded class meetings to review course information or if you miss a weekly live session.

  • Weekly emails with additional instruction, tips, reminders and resources to keep you on track.

Weekend Workshops

4-Hour Live, Online Workshops
Open for Registration: September 17th, 2022

Private Sessions for Individual & Couples

Feel overwhelmed, don't know where to start or what to do first? You're in the right place. Chanel provides the one-on-one support, clear goals, weekly to-dos, and expert help that has helped households across the country. Let's get shit done - together.
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Watch: Chanel Reynolds

On her book, 'What Matters Most' and Getting Our Shit Together

Featured Press and Praise

Article: The Power of Raw, Honest Stories About Money

New York Times Article by Ron Liebier

Excerpt: Ms. Reynolds, 48, became an expert through the death of her husband, José, and the gut-wrenching period of logistical and financial madness that followed. She describes it all in “What Matters Most.” Read Full Article:

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

by Chanel Reynolds

Four years after my husband was killed in an accident. I had mostly gotten my sh-t together (completed my will and power of attorney documents, created an emergency fund, got more life insurance, specified my end-of-life wishes, recorded important account and password information, etc.) and encouraged my parents, friends (and the whole world via my website Get Your Sh*t Together) to make it easier on everyone after they die, too.
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Course Example: Living Wills

Legal and Estate Planning Basics We All Need

Estate Planning 101 | 4-Week Course

Get Your Legal and Financial Planning Basics and Documents Done!

  • 1

    Welcome! Introduction & Pre-Course Survey

    • [TODO] Intro Survey: Get Started (10 questions, 2-3 minutes)

  • 2

    Week 1 Get Started: Create Your Checklist, Priorities, & Plan

    • [VIDEO LESSON] Getting Started & Creating Your Checklist: Week 1 To-do items, video lesson outline and Q&A follow ups

    • [COURSE WORKBOOK] Assignment: Goals & Priorities (pages 1-7)

    • [SPREADSHEET] GYST Essentials Checklist - Start where you are

    • [HOMEWORK] Creating a 'What-if' Plan

  • 3

    Week 2 - Legal 101: Estate Planning & Legal Documents

    • [VIDEO LESSON] Guidebook Instructions: Legal Documents, Questionnaires & Next Steps - PDF page 8 (22 min)

    • RESOURCES: Estate Planning Resources List

    • EXAMPLES: Estate Documents (for reference only)

    • [EXTRA CREDIT] NYT Article by Your Money Columnist Ron Lieber, 'The Best Investment of All: The People You Love the Most'

  • 4

    Week 3 - Time & Money: Emergency Funds, Financial Planning, and Insurance

    • [VIDEO] Money & Insurance: Discussion + Your ToDos and Next Steps (50 min)

    • [RESOURCES] Articles & Links: Money & Insurance

  • 5

    Week 4 - Wrangling the Details: Accounts, Documents and all the 'Stuff.'

    • [VIDEO] Live Session Week 4: Digital Details and Wrap Up (Session 2 group gathering)

    • [RESOURCES] Round Up & How to Get it Done!

    • [SURVEY] Course Wrap Up Survey - Thank you! (8 questions, 2-3 min)


  • Is the course online?

    Yes, this course meets for online (only) gatherings once a week for four weeks - the sessions are all online but the group size is small to encourage supportive conversation and personalized support.

  • What if I miss one of the group meetings?

    The meetings will be recorded and available to view after the session for the duration of the course but the Q&A session with other attendees or other personal information and stories will be omitted to ensure privacy. All course materials and resources will be available to access or download for attendees for the duration of the session.

  • How much does this cost?

    The 4-week course costs $149.00 per person. The full cost of the class will be refundable up until 24 hours before (but not after) the first session begins.

  • Can my spouse/partner take the class me or should they register and purchase the class separately? Is the cost per person or per couple?

    Yes, absolutely! Feel free to participate with your partner/spouse and have them join you.

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