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The Golden Girls Plan a Funeral - A Humorous Take on a Serious Topic

Ready for some funeral humor? Watch this throw-back as Rose, Dorothy, Blanche, and Sophia make arrangements for putting a "frenemy" to rest. As is in the intended nature of a classic sitcom, hopefully these funeral clips offer a little bit of humor on the traditionally dark topics of death and funerals.  
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Shiva 101 - A Simple Guide to Shiva Practices

Shiva 101 - A Simple Guide to Shiva Practices
Funeral and mourning rituals and traditions vary greatly between different cultures and religions. Today we are taking a look at the Jewish mourning tradition of "sitting shiva".  To help us understand what this means and what we can do as mourners or supporters of mourners, we have consulted with "The ...
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How Much Does It Cost to Die? The Answer Might Surprise You...

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

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? To get answers ...
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Grief Talk with Audrey featuring Rachel Zeldin on Funeral Planning

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 onsumer. ...
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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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