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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 

Imsorrytohear.com, 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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How to Choose a Funeral Home

In this post, we cover the main factors to consider when choosing a funeral home or funeral service provider. Choosing a funeral home is a very personal experience. There are many factors to consider when selecting a funeral home to work with. Below we outline some of the major points to ...

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How to Pick a Funeral Home

We are often asked "how many funeral homes should you evaluate before choosing one?" and "how do I pick a funeral home?" While there is no scientific answer to this question, we would recommend that a family evaluate 3-5 funeral homes to understand what services each of them ...

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Her Idea Is Dead On

By Kate Fratti / Report Bucks County Courier Times

Sometimes I get sucked into the criticism of the generation of kids we've raised. Then I meet one who is making his or her way in the world and I'm reassured.

Like Rachel Zeldin, 29, a poised and professional Pennsbury grad who ...

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