Funeral Planning

How to Plan a Funeral for a Military Family Member

How to Plan a Funeral for a Military Family Member

Losing a loved one during active military service can be one of the hardest things to come to terms with for families left behind. In addition to coping with the loss, families also have to deal with organizing the funeral arrangements.

Military members are eligible for different funeral benefits, which ...

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Bouquets, Wreaths, or Sprays? What You Need to Know About Funeral Flowers

Bouquets, Wreaths, or Sprays? What You Need to Know About Funeral Flowers

Families often must make a variety of tough decisions following the loss of a loved one. Without a specific wish outlined by the deceased, choosing details such as funeral and burial bouquets can be overwhelming.

Many options exist for funeral flower arrangements. Whether you’re trying to plan a loved one’s ...

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Top Non-Religious Rituals for Celebrations of Life

Top Non-Religious Rituals for Celebrations of Life

One of the best parts of being a Funeral Celebrant is helping families think of Rituals for the Ceremony. Some of these create interaction with the guests attending. Words and music are important; however, the Rituals are something visual that almost everyone remembers. People will often comment, I ...

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What to do When Someone Dies

What to do When Someone Dies

To a lot of people, death seems scary. The vast majority of Americans (around 80%) die in hospitals and nursing homes rather than at home, in part because it seems easier to leave death in the hands of medical professionals than to handle the end-of-life process ourselves. In reality, a ...

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Consumer Guide to Understanding Final Expense Insurance

Consumer Guide to Understanding Final Expense Insurance

Final expense insurance is one of several options for preplanning and paying for a funeral or memorial. Though there is a lot of information on the internet about final expense insurance, it can still seem overwhelming and confusing. If you’re wondering if it’s a good option for you, we’ve asked ...

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Why Pre-Plan Your Funeral?

Why Pre-Plan Your Funeral?

There are many benefits to planning ahead for our major life milestones. We plan weddings to celebrate love, baby showers to celebrate new life, birthday parties to acknowledge how we’ve grown, and even anniversaries to recognize continued achievements. However, there’s one life event that many people don’t even like to ...

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Vermont man's home burglarized while he attends wife's funeral

Vermont man's home burglarized while he attends wife's funeral

By Crimesider Staff for CBS News

HYDE PARK, Vt. — Burglars targeted the Vermont home of an 82-year-old man while he was attending the funeral for his wife of 59 years over the weekend.

Carl Fortune said that whoever burglarized his Hyde Park house during the day on a busy ...

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Know Your Options: Cremation

Know Your Options: Cremation

Cremation is quickly becoming one of the most popular funeral options with a national average topping 50% of Americans choosing cremation over burial. It has grown in popularity so much it is now recognized by the vatican as an acceptable means of final disposition. And while the process of cremation is ...

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Know Your Options: Burials

Know Your Options: Burials

A burial is defined as an act or ceremony of burying a dead person or object in a grave, often synonymous with "interment," the placing of human remains in an underground enclosure. In the funeral industry, a burial is a means of final disposition that ends with burial in ...

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Everything You Need to Know About Death Certificates

Everything You Need to Know About Death Certificates

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When a loved one dies, you'll need to order death certificates to submit to certain agencies to shut down accounts or collect benefits. But how many death certificates should you order? Below you'll learn about the purpose of death certificates, typical uses, how to order ...

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