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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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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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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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Afterlife planning mouse-click away as consumers go online

By Justine Coyne, Reporter for Pittsburgh Business Times

When Pete McQuillin’s father-in-law passed away in December 2011 in Virginia, he received direct cremation estimates from local funeral directors that averaged $4,000 to $5,000.

Thinking the price was too high, he went online and found a direct cremation ...

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What You Need to Know When Paying for a Funeral

Did you know that the average cost of a full-service "traditional burial" in the United States is over $7,000 excluding cemetery and reception costs?! This ranks funerals as the 2nd or 3rd most expensive life event. Unfortunatley, less than 1/3 of the US population pre-plans for this life ...

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How to Support a Friend After the Death of a Loved One

Many of us struggle to find the right words to say to a friend or family member who is at the beginning stages in grieving the death of a loved one. If you know someone who is grieving but you are searching for an appropriate thing to say or do ...

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To Keep or Not to Keep? Tips From a Home Downsizing Expert

What To Keep, Donate, Sell, and Discard When Cleaning Out a House of a Loved One

Following the passing of a loved one such as a parent, grandparent, relative or close family friend what do I do with all of their household items?

Since many people do not realize how ...

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