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Introducing Our New Premium Service

Introducing Our New Premium Service
Funerals360 is excited to announce an all-new suite of funeral planning services through our Funerals360 Premium Membership plans. In response to the feedback we have gathered from our member survey and direct interactions with site users over the past couple of years, the results were clear: 1. Consumers want and deserve funeral pricing transparency and better tools ...
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How to Save $3,800 on a Funeral

How to Save $3,800 on a Funeral
Here’s a true story about a man named Mike, who contacted me recently via Funerals360.   His elderly father had passed away, and after the dust settled, he was worried that he had overpaid for the direct cremation his family had purchased from the local funeral home.   Even though ...
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A buried problem at country’s top funeral home chain?

A buried problem at country’s top funeral home chain?
BY AIMEE PICCHI, UPDATED ON: MARCH 7, 2017 / 1:20 PM / MONEYWATCH Families dealing with the death of a loved one are often struggling with a range of bereavement issues. The pain of getting overcharged by a funeral home may only add to their grief.  Rates and price disclosures from Service ...
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Washington passes bill to become first state to compost human bodies

Washington passes bill to become first state to compost human bodies
By Ben Guarino; April 26, 2019 for the Washington Post It may soon be legal for the dead to push daisies, or any other flower, in backyard gardens across Washington state. The state legislature recently passed a bill that, if signed by the governor, allows human bodies to be composted — and ...
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How Cremation Diamond Jewelry is Made

How Cremation Diamond Jewelry is Made
If you’ve recently lost someone special, cremation jewelry can provide a unique and personalized way of keeping your loved one close. Some bracelets, rings, earrings, and necklace pendants can be made from small amounts of ash of the deceased, including cremation diamonds. Other cremation jewelry, such as urn pendants, can ...
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How to Ship a Body For a Funeral

How to Ship a Body For a Funeral
For centuries, people have practiced the tradition of returning the deceased to their rightful resting places.  That’s because sometimes our loved ones pass away while they are traveling or while living in an area far away from where they wanted to be buried. In these cases, you’ll want to know ...
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How to Manage Caregiver’s Stress When a Loved One Has Passed

How to Manage Caregiver’s Stress When a Loved One Has Passed
Nothing is easy when you lose a loved one. It’s even hard to talk about it.  Don’t feel that you have to hold it in to show that you’re strong. It’s OK to let it out. You’re only human. Stress can hit anyone at any time for a number of ...
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Judaism and Cremation

Judaism and Cremation
Though there are no official statistics, funeral directors in big cities suggest that the cremation rate has increased over the years, in some Jewish communities nearing 10% to 15%.1 What is the cause of this drastic change, and how are the various denominations of Judaism adapting to it? Jewish Laws ...
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What You Need to Know About the Chevra Kadisha

What You Need to Know About the Chevra Kadisha
Who are the Chevra Kadisha? The Chevra Kadisha translated from Aramaic is “Holy Society,” but they are often referred to as the Jewish Burial Society. The Chevra Kadisha’s role is to prepare Jewish bodies for burial, and it is a great honor and rarity to become a member. Though few ...
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How to Dress Your Deceased Loved One for a Viewing

How to Dress Your Deceased Loved One for a Viewing
If you’re holding an open casket funeral or viewing for your deceased loved one, you’ll want to consider what outfit would best suit them for their final event. Choosing the right outfit for your loved one’s funeral doesn’t have to be a daunting task, even if they haven’t made their ...
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