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How Much Does It Cost to Die? The Answer Might Surprise You...

Une Belle Vie released this helpful infographic on the true cost of death. The infographic illustrates how much funerals, memorials, cremations and other death care options costs have risen from 1960 to 2010. It also provides the breakdown cost between burials and cremations and their impact on the environment.

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What to Do When A Loved One Dies Away From Home?

Transportation of Remains by Air

It is stressful enough when a loved one dies, but when a loved one dies away from home there is an added layer of complexity.

What is the common process of transporting the deceased home or to the location of the funeral?

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Grief Talk with Audrey featuring Rachel Zeldin on Funeral Planning

Funeral Planning by Grief Talk with Audrey on Blog Talk Radio

Rachel Zeldin of Funerals360 (formerly I'm Sorry to Hear) chatted with Audrey Pellicano, the Wise Widow about funeral planning, caskets, the Funeral Rule, and other need-to-know items when planning a funeral. Listen online or download to be an informed funeral ...

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I’m Sorry to Hear seeks its niche in funeral research

Elevator Pitch by Peter Key for Philadelphia Business Journal

I’m Sorry to Hear LLC operates, a free website where Internet users can research funeral homes, share experiences with others and educate themselves on funeral planning topics.

How it makes money: I’m Sorry to Hear allows free access to ...

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Website Assists in Funeral Planning. Help at a Sad Time

By Jeff Gelles for the Philadelphia Inquirer

Compared with many siblings, Rachel Zeldin's great-uncle Rafe led an adventurous life.

He headed west, worked as a musician and as a roadie and hairstylist for jazz groups, and eventually settled in New Mexico. But he never married, had no children, and left ...

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What You Need to Know About Home Funerals

Home funerals are on the rise all over the country, and home funeral guides are leading the way. But what is a “home funeral” and what is a “home funeral guide?” We spoke with Lee Websiter from the National Home Funeral Alliance  and a Home Funeral Guide, to get ...

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Website Offers Options for a Certainty in Life

By Eric Berger / Staff for Jewish Exponent

RACHEL ZELDIN had a great uncle whom she describes as "a West Coast hippie" who worked for jazz bands and went on the road with celebrities during his life. 

That free-spirited nature made for a satisfying existence but didn't include precautions more conventional ...

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Know Your Rights: A State-By-State Guide to Consumer Funeral Rights
One of our goals at I'm Sorry to Hear LLC is to provide access to information critical to consumers when making decisions regarding funeral planning.  There are several very reputable consumer-rights organizations that provide such information and in lieu of recreating this content for you, we prefer to work with ...
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Planning A Funeral? There's A Site for That

By Alyssa Mease/The Times of Trenton, a website that provides funeral planning services to people in the tri-state region, has proven to be popular and its owner is looking to expand.After the unexpected death of her uncle two years ago, Rachel Zeldin found herself helping to plan a funeral for the first time.

Without any experience, she turned to the internet, which the 27-year-old said she uses to plan everything from dinner out ...

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New Credit Card Regulations May Affect Your Funeral Cost

As a follow-up to the article on payment options for funerals, below you can find more information on the credit card regulations allowing funeral homes to impose credit card surcharges on funeral costs.

Funeral Homes May Impose Credit Card Surcharges Starting Jan. 27

Posted: January 21, 2013 By T. Scott ...

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