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How Good Is That Funeral Home?

Choosing a funeral home can be the easiest part of making funeral arrangements, especially if you’ve already had experience with one or have been given a recommendation from somebody you trust. It can also be one of the toughest decisions … Continue reading

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Writing an Obituary – Is It Worth Paying a Professional?

Writing an obituary can be one of the most challenging parts of making arrangements following the death of a loved one. It’s a sobering reminder of what will come to be accepted as simple fact by everyone else, and can … Continue reading

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Estate Planning the Right Way

It’s true that no one likes to contemplate their own mortality, but planning ahead has clear advantages. The fact is, after you pass, someone close to you will be responsible for overseeing your funeral arrangements and the distribution of your … Continue reading

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How to Pay for My Funeral so My Family Doesn’t Have To

Even if you don’t know too much about funerals, most people know at least one thing: a death in the family can be very costly. Traditional burials have always required a number of different services to prepare the body for … Continue reading

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I’m Not Old; Do I Really Need to Talk About My Funeral?

Though it may seem far off, the truth is that we will all have to start thinking about the ends of our lives eventually. With funerals and other death planning, it’s usually beneficial to start planning sooner rather than later. … Continue reading

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How to Not Go Broke Burying Your Parents

It’s a very unfortunate truth, but someday, your parents will die. Everybody has to go through it at some point, and everybody will undoubtedly experience that process differently. It can feel incredibly overwhelming to have to make so many decisions … Continue reading

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What is a Death Checklist?

It’s no secret that the process of coping with the death of a loved one and subsequently being handed the responsibility of “closing out” their life can be a lot to handle at once. Arrangements and accommodations have to be … Continue reading

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