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How to Handle Funeral Costs

How to Handle Funeral Costs
By Susan Johnston for US News and World Reports They say the only certainties in life are death and taxes. Uncle Sam withholds money for taxes, but there's no forced savings for a funeral. Most people don't give it much thought until they're grieving the loss of a loved one – ...
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An Undertaking: A Touching Mini-Documentary

An Undertaking: A Touching Mini-Documentary
The difficult topic of death was discussed between a grandson and his beloved grandmother in this touching video, "An Undertaking." Michael Yates's passion for wood-working brought him to the act of creating a casket for his grandmother. Pre-planning becomes an emotional journey with this wood-work project, and Michael Yates sheds ...
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Obituaries and Death Notices Explained

Obituaries and Death Notices Explained
Within the puzzling series of events and course of action that follow a loved one’s death, there is often a formal announcement of the death - the placing of an obituary or death notice in a newspaper and/or online. The announcement of death is never something someone wants to hear, ...
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'I’m Sorry to Hear' Welcomed into Project Liberty Digital Incubator

'I’m Sorry to Hear' Welcomed into Project Liberty Digital Incubator
Founded by Drexel grad Rachel Zeldin, the former Baiada Institute company is touted as the "TripAdvisor of funeral planning." Rachel Zeldin, founder of online funeral planning resource I’m Sorry to Hear, LLC, has found a new home at 801 Market Street in Project Liberty’s Digital Incubator.  The incubator is located ...
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What Is a General Price List and What You May Find In It

What Is a General Price List and What You May Find In It
Before The Federal Trade Commission (FTC)’s Funeral Rule went into effect in the year 1984, prices within the funeral industry were extremely foggy to consumers. Funeral homes often showed consumers packages that forced the consumers to purchase everything that was offered, even if some of those items or services within ...
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What You Need to Know About Advance Directives

What You Need to Know About Advance Directives
Planning for the end of life entails contemplation of possible terminal scenarios. No one likes to imagine one’s final passage, but by giving it some thought ahead of time you will be doing yourself and your life companions a foresighted favor. You can complete this favor with an advance directive. ...
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Project Liberty Welcomes 5th Class!

Project Liberty Welcomes 5th Class!
Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania (Ben Franklin) announced the fifth startup company class of the Project Liberty Digital Incubator.  The program is hosted by Interstate General Media (IGM), operated by Ben Franklin, and funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The Project Liberty Digital Incubator is stimulating ...
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Shark Tank of the Mainline Interview with Rachel Zeldin

Shark Tank of the Mainline Interview with Rachel Zeldin
On June 19, 2014 Rachel Zeldin of I'm Sorry to Hear and Funerals360 chatted with Rick Anthony of TEN Radio (The Entrepreneurs Network Radio) about the innovative funeral planning website.  You can download or listen to the podcast here online: TEN Radio Business impresario Rick Anthony hosts The Entrepreneurs Network Radio, a ...
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D2D Podcast with Rachel Zeldin, Death Planning Entrepreneur

D2D Podcast with Rachel Zeldin, Death Planning Entrepreneur
  On June 1, Brant Huddleston, host of the Dance to Death Afterlife Podcast (D2D Podcast) chatted with Rachel Zeldin of Funerals360 (formerly "I'm Sorry to Hear") about the innovative funeral planning website, as well as the concept of death cafes, and planning for the inevitable. The podcast brought to mind the topic of death in ...
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What Are Cash Advance Items in Funerals?

What Are Cash Advance Items in Funerals?
A cash advance in funeral planning is money you pay in advance to the funeral home to cover charges of certain items or services obtained from third party vendors. The funeral home may make these purchases on your behalf, and then pay the vendors with the money you have given ...
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