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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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'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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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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Behind the Scene of the Entrepreneur Invasion

Behind the Scene of the Entrepreneur Invasion
By Micheal Bradley for Main Line Today, May 2014 Rachel Zeldin has worked for a global financial-services company and isn’t a naturally shy person. Even so, she confesses to being a little intimidated at one particular business meeting last February. She didn’t doubt the quality of her product, I’m Sorry to Hear, a website that ...
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The Business of Death: An Infographic

The Business of Death: An Infographic
The team at Best Medical Degrees put together this great info graphic on the business of death. Learn what the World Death Rate is per year, day, hour, minute, and second. Also learn the most popular methods of disposal and the most common "alternatives" in this visual representation of the business ...
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Who Has The Legal Right to Arrange a Funeral

Who Has The Legal Right to Arrange a Funeral
By Josh Slocum, Executive Director Funeral Consumers Alliance  The question of who has the legal rights to arrange a funeral comes up surprisingly often. Conflicts between family members and interested parties over who has the legal right and precedence to make funeral arrangements for a person are sadly common. Here ...
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Lower Makefield woman establishes 'imsorrytohear.com' to help with funeral planning

Lower Makefield woman establishes 'imsorrytohear.com' to help with funeral planning
By Petra Chesner Schlatt for Bucks Local News When someone passes away, loved ones are grief-stricken. They must process their feelings and begin to deal with a future without the recently deceased. They also have to deal with the present, and many don’t know how. Entrepreneur Rachel Zeldin knows how ...
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