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Giving Yourself a Basic Education About Funeral Planning Now

Giving Yourself a Basic Education About Funeral Planning Now
By Judith Johnson for the Huffington Post If you had to plan a funeral for a loved one tomorrow, would you know what to do and what not to do? Most of us are woefully unprepared when faced with this task and must do so while grieving the loss of ...
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How to Travel With & Mail Cremated Remains

How to Travel With & Mail Cremated Remains
If you are  considering mailing or traveling with cremated remains, commonly referred to as "cremains", this blog will give you an overview of how to properly mail the cremated remains of  your loved one to ensure they make it to their destination as smooth as possible. In the USA, there ...
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Death Over Dinner

Death Over Dinner
It has become apparent in the recent months that talking about death is trendy. That's right, TRENDY. From Death Cafes to new end-of-life planning websites (too many to list here) to Death Over Dinner, the most recent addition to the global movement to talk about death before it is too ...
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What do I do? It's kind of weird...

What do I do? It's kind of weird...
By Mark Eyerly for Drexel's Market Street Publication If the hearses outside the hotel weren’t enough to remind Rachel Zeldin that she turned her life upside down, her fellow vendors in the exhibit hall at the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association drove the point home. Casket manufacturers. Embalming fluids salesmen. Cremation ...
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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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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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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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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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