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Alkaline Hydrolysis: A Greener Cremation

Final disposition of a deceased loved one is traditionally thought of in terms of burial or cremation. However, along with green burials, which are an alternative and more environmentally conscious way to lay a loved one to rest in a ground burial, a new form of final disposition is starting to gain some ...

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What do you mean my will doesn't control everything?

The decision of who gets what after you die is an important one; it is your last one - one that you want to get right.  Many people think that a Will controls how everything passes at death, but that may only be partially true, depending on the nature of ...

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VA Veterans Burial Benefits

As a Veteran, you are entitled to several burial benefits upon death. These burial benefits can include a grace site in one of the 131 national and state veterans cemeteries, opening and closing of the grave, perpetual care of your grave, a government headstone or marker, a burial flag, and ...

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VA Funeral & Burial Benefits Eligibility

Veterans Affairs Benefits (VA Benefits) are benefits given to veterans by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Some of these benefits can help when planning a funeral and a lot of veterans are eligible for burial benefits but don’t even know it.

Veteran Funeral and Cemetery Benefits

Benefits include ...

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Sitting shiva: A guide for the planner

If you haven't read our artciles blogs about shiva make sure to check them out. Our first blog Shiva 101 talks about what is shiva. The second blog deals with Shiva Etiquette. This blog tells you how to help your Jewish friends mourn.

Shiva is observed by Jewish mourners for ...

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Shiva Etiquette: A guide to making a shiva call

What is Shiva?  

Shiva or "sitting shiva" is the act of consoling a Jewish family who has just lost a loved one. You can learn more about shiva here in Shiva 101. We spoke with Sharon Rosen, founder of ShivaConnect to provide us additional insight on the topic on ...

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5 Ways to “Go-Green” at Your Funeral (and Save Money)

You go out of your way to put every plastic bottle, can, and paper in recycling. You compost your organic materials.  You collect rainwater to irrigate your garden, and installed solar panels on your roof to reduce your dependence on the electrical grid.  Like many Americans and Canadians ...

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Green Burials - Going Green Until The End

Americans are leaning more and more towards being environmentally conscious consumers.  As a society we have become accustomed to: recycling, composting, conserving water, purchasing locally made goods and locally grown food, driving fuel efficient vehicles, utilizing reusable coffee mugs, researching product manufacturing labels, and generally engaging in activities that ...

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The Top 3 Things You Should Know When Funeral Planning

Planning a funeral can seem overwhelming, but following the 3 simple tips below will ensure you are prepared and don't overpay for funeral services.

1. Know the Funeral Rule 

The Funeral Rule was established by the Federal Trade Commission to protect consumers at this particularly vulnerable time.  Be sure to ...

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Death with Dignity - Understanding Your End-Of-Life Rights

Death with Dignity is a movement to provide options for the dying to control their own end-of-life care. Melissa Barber of the Death with Dignity National Center helps us better understand the laws and options available to residents in select US states which support Death with Dignity.

What does it mean ...

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