19Nov
How To Bring Up The Possibility Of Death To A Loved One

How To Bring Up The Possibility Of Death To A Loved One

Discussing the topic of death is never truly easy. Some folks cringe when they merely hear the words death or dying. However, passing away is a part of life that nobody can avoid forever. It is a natural process that occurs when one's mind and body...Read More

18Nov
How Are Funerals Paid For

How Are Funerals Paid For

In most cases, planning a funeral is a stressful experience in more ways than one. Families are dealing with grief regarding the loss, while it’s now compounded with the stress of bringing together the perfect memorial often in only a matter...Read More

15Nov
The List Of Funeral Expenses To Expect

The List Of Funeral Expenses To Expect

Whether you’re pre-planning your funeral, planning a funeral for a loved one, or you’re thinking about investing in burial insurance, it’s important to know just the expenses to expect. The average American funeral will run...Read More

11Nov
The Checklist You Need To PrePlan Your Funeral

The Checklist You Need To PrePlan Your Funeral

Pre-planning a funeral can seem like a daunting task for many. There are various things to consider, and what will you do about the costs associated with your final wishes? A checklist can make pre-planning your funeral a great deal easier, and it...Read More

1Nov
How To Talk To Your Mother-In-Law About Funeral Expenses

How To Talk To Your Mother-In-Law About Funeral Expenses

When it comes to a son-in-law and mother-in-law's relationship, the connection is not always the strongest or respectful. For some reason, these persons seem to have differences of opinions on everything. That is not to say that all of these...Read More

29Oct
Doing One Last Good Deed Before Youre Gone

Doing One Last Good Deed Before Youre Gone

If you’ve already lived a long, productive life you may be thinking about your future and that of your family. Maybe you’re thinking about the next step, such as retirement, or maybe you’ve already retired, and are wondering what...Read More

28Oct
Should You Plan Your Funeral Now Or Leave The Task Up To Someone Else Later

Should You Plan Your Funeral Now Or Leave The Task Up To Someone Else Later

Most people don't like to think about dying. Therefore, they do not want to plan their funeral either as that is associated with death. Rather, people prefer to live in the moment, concentrate on living comfortably, being happy, and doing things...Read More

28Oct
Funerals Add An Unexpected Burden Cost

Funerals Add An Unexpected Burden Cost

Most people focus their energy on the considerable task of maintaining a career, getting paid, and ensuring the lights stay on. There’s usually an effort to put a little something extra in the bank for the mortgage, rent, emergencies, or maybe...Read More

28Oct
Lack Of Funeral Planning Can Hurt Poorer Families

Lack Of Funeral Planning Can Hurt Poorer Families

For many people, one of the primary daily concerns is just making sure there’s enough financial security to keep life manageable. What many people don’t want to think about, or may not realize at all, is that even death has a cost. For...Read More

28Oct
Who Plans and Organizes A Funeral

Who Plans and Organizes A Funeral

One of the things that every person must face is that someday, that life will come to an end. And while we don’t have any control over the time and manner of that passing, given the right opportunity, some will have an influence over what...Read More

28Oct
What To Do To Plan Your Funeral

What To Do To Plan Your Funeral

No one is ever around to attend their funeral in person.  However, many people take some comfort in setting out how they want their surviving friends and family to handle their bodies and perform their funeral after they go.  It can be big...Read More

28Oct
Be Careful With Your Funeral Costs

Be Careful With Your Funeral Costs

Your funeral is the biggest event you’ll ever plan that you’ll never attend.  Death is a solemn occasion, and the people have a variety of ways to mark the event.  Some have a formal church service, some bring the community...Read More

28Oct
Why Should I Plan My Funeral

Why Should I Plan My Funeral

There are many things we plan for in life. We plan weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries, vacations, retirement, buying a home or car – why not plan your final wishes with the same care? While thinking about our death isn’t something...Read More

28Oct
How To Plan Your Own Funeral

How To Plan Your Own Funeral

The best way to make sure your final wishes are realized is simply this – plan them out yourself. After a loss, your family will be grieving, and making all of these decisions without you there to help them will do nothing but add to the...Read More

28Oct
Paying For A Parents Funeral Expenses

Paying For A Parents Funeral Expenses

Losing a parent can be one of the most difficult situations a person may experience in their lives. Not only are they now missing this driving force they’ve always had in their lives, but they’re also faced with planning a funeral that...Read More

25Oct
Why You Should Plan Your Funeral

Why You Should Plan Your Funeral

Most people are concentrating on their daily lives, and maybe thinking about saving for the future, such as college funds for the children, or maybe even saving up for a wedding in the not too distant future. Most people, for understandable reasons,...Read More

25Oct
Funerals Cost More Than You Think

Funerals Cost More Than You Think

Many people don’t want to think about death, especially their own. It’s understandable, as no one enjoys facing their mortality. But there’s one area where stopping and devoting some time to your passing can have a huge impact on...Read More

25Oct
How Much Should You Expect To Spend On Burial Or Cremation Expenses

How Much Should You Expect To Spend On Burial Or Cremation Expenses

There are a lot of people in this world that try to put money aside for the funeral, burial, or cremation costs of aging family members. However, more often than not, emergencies or other unexpected expenses pop up, and the funds get spent on...Read More

25Oct
Families Of Murder Victims Can Experience Financial Hardships Because Of Funeral Expenses

Families Of Murder Victims Can Experience Financial Hardships Because Of Funeral Expenses

Unfortunately, murders can happen anytime and anyplace. Whether a person lives in a small town or a large metropolis, disaster can strike in the blink of an eye. According to FBI crime figures, there were 17,284 murders spread out across the U.S. in...Read More

7Oct
Traditional Meanings Behind Funeral Flowers

Traditional Meanings Behind Funeral Flowers

Going to a funeral is often something of an uncomfortable experience. Grieving friends and family gather, and you may not always know what to say, how to dress, or what type of funeral this one is going to be. A traditional way to express...Read More

4Oct
Breaking Down The Real Cost Of A Funeral

Breaking Down The Real Cost Of A Funeral

While the average cost of a funeral in the United States is around $7,500 to $10,000, the real cost of a funeral will depend solely on a loved one’s wishes. In some instances, a funeral may be very inexpensive if the deceased only has very...Read More

3Oct
Should I Pre-Plan My Funeral?

Should I Pre-Plan My Funeral?

Pre-planning a funeral may not seem like the most fun job in the world, but it’s one that can provide a great deal of relaxation and peace. When a loved one passes, the family left behind is tasked with planning the funeral while dealing with...Read More

2Oct
Funeral Expenses That May Surprise You

Funeral Expenses That May Surprise You

The average traditional funeral in the United States will cost somewhere between $7,500 and $10,000. This is a financial burdened carried too often by the family of the deceased, along with any surprise expenses that may pop up along the way. What...Read More

27Sep
Breaking Down A Funeral

Breaking Down A Funeral

Breaking Down A Funeral   Most individuals have attended a funeral at some point in their lives, but how many really stop to think about all that goes into it? All too frequently, we don’t think about what goes into a funeral until we...Read More

26Sep
What to Expect When Placing an Obituary

What to Expect When Placing an Obituary

What to Expect When Placing an Obituary Many of us don't expect that we will be tasked with writing an obituary for a loved one for print or to be used online. However, it is an occurrence and something we will need to familiarize ourselves with at...Read More

25Sep
The Effects of Hoarding on Your Beneficiaries

The Effects of Hoarding on Your Beneficiaries

The Effects of Hoarding on Your Beneficiaries Many of us often worry about what will happen to our family when we pass. Will we be able to leave them with an inheritance? On the other hand, some may worry that they are at risk of leaving too much...Read More

24Sep
Everything You Need to Know About Funeral Planning

Everything You Need to Know About Funeral Planning

Everything You Need to Know About Funeral Planning Not many people are clear on what is involved in funeral planning. It is already a stressful time, and having the added pressure of the funeral in addition to grieving for your loved one can prove...Read More

23Sep
Useful Information To Help You Cope With A Family Member's Terminal Illness

Useful Information To Help You Cope With A Family Member's Terminal Illness

Useful Information To Help You Cope With A Family Member's Terminal Illness What is a terminal illness? A terminal illness is a disease that is incurable or cannot be adequately treated. Plus, it is expected to bring about a person's death within a...Read More

19Sep
Should You Be The Responsible Party For Planning A Funeral?

Should You Be The Responsible Party For Planning A Funeral?

Should You Be The Responsible Party For Planning A Funeral?All too often, funerals are planned at the last minute with family members scrambling to find funds and guessing at what the deceased person's final wishes were. Not to mention, many people...Read More

18Sep
To Take Children To A Funeral Or Not, That Is The Question

To Take Children To A Funeral Or Not, That Is The Question

To Take Children To A Funeral Or Not, That Is The Question Adults are not the only people affected by a death in the family. Children often have a hard time dealing with the event as well. In some cases, the child is too young to understand exactly...Read More

16Sep
Ways To Minimize Drama At A Funeral Service

Ways To Minimize Drama At A Funeral Service

Ways To Minimize Drama At A Funeral Service Unfortunately, families don't always get along. Siblings bicker, fight, and sometimes don't talk for years. Children get mad at their parents from time to time too. Then, they don't come around for...Read More

13Sep
Suggestions To Help You Transition From Child To Caregiver

Suggestions To Help You Transition From Child To Caregiver

Suggestions To Help You Transition From Child To Caregiver As parents age, it is not uncommon for their children to have to care for them. Mom or dad could get Alzheimer's, dementia, or another ailment that leaves them unable to live by themselves...Read More

12Sep
Should You Plan A Funeral Before Someone Dies?

Should You Plan A Funeral Before Someone Dies?

Should You Plan A Funeral Before Someone Dies? For a lot of people, planning a funeral for a loved one in advance just feels wrong. Then again, persons aren't always comfortable in designing their own funeral either. After all, who enjoys thinking...Read More

10Sep
Vital Tidbits Everyone Should Know About Funerals

Vital Tidbits Everyone Should Know About Funerals

Vital Tidbits Everyone Should Know About Funeral Are you or one of your loved ones beginning to get up in age? If so, there has never been a better time than now to discuss funeral arrangements with your family. Of course, most people don't want to...Read More

9Sep
Five Steps To Help You Overcome The Fear Of Death

Five Steps To Help You Overcome The Fear Of Death

Five Steps To Help You Overcome The Fear Of Death   Referred to as thanatophobia, death anxiety or fear of death and dying is common among many of us. No matter what our belief systems are, the uncertainty of when, where, how, and at what age...Read More

6Sep
Who Is Legally Responsible For Your Funeral?

Who Is Legally Responsible For Your Funeral?

Who Is Legally Responsible For Your Funeral?   Death is part of life. We will all die eventually and the more we procrastinate over our final plans the more repercussions our families will face. With the costs of funerals rising rapidly and the...Read More

5Sep
How To Mitigate The High Cost of Dying

How To Mitigate The High Cost of Dying

How To Mitigate The High Cost of Dying   Thanatophobia, or anxiety or discomfort when the subject of death is discussed is a condition that many of us suffer from. However, avoiding planning for our inevitable death because of thanatophobia...Read More

4Sep
The Rising Costs of Funerals Today

The Rising Costs of Funerals Today

The Rising Costs of Funerals Today   The joke “I can’t afford to die” is no longer a joke. Funeral prices have risen over 227% in the last 30 years. Caskets have also risen over 230%. Dying is expensive. Yet we all do it. So...Read More

3Sep
Funeral Costs: Expenses We Often Forget

Funeral Costs: Expenses We Often Forget

Funeral Costs: Expenses We Often Forget   Most people don’t like to think of their own death, let alone pre plan their funeral. It is often seen as macabre instead of the sensible, smart thing to do. Many people don’t even realize...Read More

28Aug
Choosing The Best Policy For Your Funeral

Choosing The Best Policy For Your Funeral

The death of a family member is a stressful grief-filled experience. Having to plan a funeral and the financial hardship it can cause, only adds to the pain and sorrow. The purchase of a burial insurance plan can eliminate much of the hardship your...Read More

20Aug
Should You Get Burial Insurance Or A Prepaid Funeral?

Should You Get Burial Insurance Or A Prepaid Funeral?

There are a few different ways you can pay for your final arrangements.  One is to buy a burial insurance policy, a kind of life insurance that covers funeral and burial arrangements with no major fuss.  Another option is to pay for a...Read More

9Aug
What Happens When You Cannot Afford A Funeral For A Relative

What Happens When You Cannot Afford A Funeral For A Relative

There are few absolutes in life, but one is that eventually, it will come to an end. And while nobody wants to be left thinking about this fact, the reality is that dying is expensive – the average cost of a funeral with cremation is between...Read More

16Jul
Finding Funeral Cost Assistance for Low-Income Families

Finding Funeral Cost Assistance for Low-Income Families

According to studies performed by the United States Census Bureau, more than 32% of America's working population can be considered low income when looking at it from a purely legal and financial perspective. This means that many people may be...Read More

18Sep
Prepare a Grieving Child For A Funeral With These Tips

Prepare a Grieving Child For A Funeral With These Tips

The loss of a loved one is a trying experience for adults and children alike. Many parents avoid taking their kids to funerals to protect them from the situation. However, as long as you prepare your little one for the proceeding, the event can turn...Read More

3Aug
How To Talk To Your Partner About Funeral Arrangements

How To Talk To Your Partner About Funeral Arrangements

There is one conversation that all couples must have, but it’s not one that is known to be necessarily pleasant to talk about. Talking to your partner about funeral arrangements ensures that your last wishes are met and that all preparations...Read More

3Aug
Avoid Burdening Your Family With A Funeral Bill

Avoid Burdening Your Family With A Funeral Bill

After experiencing a death, a person will go through an emotional grieving period. The icing on the cake for the unlucky is being burdened with a hefty funeral bill while trying to work through the emotional turmoil of the loss. Not only will they...Read More

29Jun
Paying For A Funeral Using Burial Insurance

Paying For A Funeral Using Burial Insurance

A funeral is an inevitable final expense and one that everyone will face at one point or another in their lives. While families are left reeling from the death of a loved one, they must also now face the debt associated with taking care of that...Read More

22Jun
Breaking Down The Cost Of An Average North American Funeral

Breaking Down The Cost Of An Average North American Funeral

Funerals are costly, the average price rising 28% in just 10 years, and they take planning and preparation to ensure families aren’t burdened with financial stress on top of the emotional stress caused by a death in the family. According to...Read More

8Jun
How To Protect Yourself From Rising Funeral Costs

How To Protect Yourself From Rising Funeral Costs

Most people don’t give much thought to what will happen after they die, aside from some curiosity about what people will say, or what song will be played. But if you stop and give some serious time and thought to just what happens at a...Read More

17May
How To Buy Final Expense Insurance

How To Buy Final Expense Insurance

Most people don’t want to think about what will happen at their own funeral, and when they do, they concentrate on smaller details. They worry about what a loved one will say about them during the eulogy, or what music will be played. But...Read More

16May
The High Cost of Dying

The High Cost of Dying

When we discuss economics, most of the of the focus is usually on the cost of living. But one thing many people forget is that even when someone passes away, there are still some final costs that need to be accounted for. It’s not just...Read More

2May
6 Facts About Funerals For Senior Citizens

6 Facts About Funerals For Senior Citizens

Thinking about your own mortality and what will happen when you pass away is usually pushed off as morbid and unnecessary when you’re young. But as you get older, you have to accept that you’re not going to live forever and that...Read More

30Apr
The Tough Talk - Funeral Arrangements

The Tough Talk - Funeral Arrangements

When it comes to the people we love, we only want the best for them. That’s why we often try not to think about unpleasant things, like whether a trip will be safe, or whether they’ll come home from school that day. However, when...Read More