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What Matters Most: The Get Your Sh*T Together Guide to Wills, Money, Insurance, and Life's "What Ifs."

What Matters Most: The Get Your Sh*T Together Guide to Wills, Money, Insurance, and Life's "What Ifs." Harper Wave. Mar. 2019. 256p. ISBN 9780062689436. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062689450. SELF-HELP
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Reynolds, founder of the website Get Your Shit Together (gyst.com), here helps readers devise written plans for the unexpected before it happens. Practical advice, from checklists and must-dos, supplies detailed guides for taking care of the mortgage, kids, insurance, and so on, in the event of a loved one's death or incapacitation. Reynolds uses her own response to the unexpected death of her husband as an outline to assist readers in preparing essential contact information for family members, account usernames and passwords, and other legal documents. She also addresses the grief that accompanies such loss, citing a list of things to say and not to say.
VERDICT Reynolds provides not only sound counseling but a straightforward plan for when the unthinkable occurs. Sally Balch Hurme's Checklist for My Family is another excellent resource for end-of-life matters.

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