Funeral Planning

Funeral Assistance for Those Who Need It

Funeral Assistance for Those Who Need It
Funerals today are very expensive and not everyone is able to afford them. Because of this some states offer burial or cremation assistance or benefits for indigent persons or families without a means to pay for funeral expenses for a loved one who received welfare of social service benefits. Indigent ...
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DNA Memorialization Prior to Burial or Cremation

DNA Memorialization Prior to Burial or Cremation
What is DNA Memorialization? DNA memorialization (also called DNA preservation) is the process of taking the DNA of someone and preserving it before they are buried or cremated. DNA is a genealogical record of your body. Everyone has their own unique DNA makeup which means no two people are identical. ...
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Can I Bring My Own Casket or Urn?

Can I Bring My Own Casket or Urn?
If you are wondering whethe you have to buy a casket, urn or other merchandise from a funeral home. The simple answer is "No". The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) clearly outline your choices when it comes to purchasing a casket, detailing that that you do not have to buy a casket ...
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The Top 3 Things You Should Know When Funeral Planning

The Top 3 Things You Should Know When Funeral Planning
Planning a funeral can seem overwhelming, but following the 3 simple tips below will ensure you are prepared and don't overpay for funeral services. 1. Know the Funeral Rule  The Funeral Rule was established by the Federal Trade Commission to protect consumers at this particularly vulnerable time.  Be sure to ...
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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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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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What You Need to Know When Paying for a Funeral

What You Need to Know When Paying for a Funeral
Did you know that the average cost of a full-service "traditional burial" in the United States is over $7,000 excluding cemetery and reception costs?! This ranks funerals as the 2nd or 3rd most expensive life event. Unfortunatley, less than 1/3 of the US population pre-plans for this life event and ...
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To Keep or Not to Keep? Tips From a Home Downsizing Expert

To Keep or Not to Keep? Tips From a Home Downsizing Expert
What To Keep, Donate, Sell, and Discard When Cleaning Out a House of a Loved One Following the passing of a loved one such as a parent, grandparent, relative or close family friend what do I do with all of their household items? Since many people do not realize how ...
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