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Website Assists in Funeral Planning. Help at a Sad Time

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

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 answers to some ...
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Website Offers Options for a Certainty in Life

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

Planning A Funeral? There's A Site for That
By Alyssa Mease/The Times of Trenton  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 to vacations. ...
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New Credit Card Regulations May Affect Your Funeral Cost

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

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 service that bypassed the ...
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What You Need to Know When Paying for a Funeral

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 event and ...
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How to Support a Friend After the Death of a Loved One

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

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

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 consider: ...
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