Funeral Planning

How to Choose a Funeral Home

How to Choose a Funeral Home
In this post, we cover the main factors to consider when choosing a funeral home or funeral service provider. Choosing a funeral home is a very personal experience. There are many factors to consider when selecting a funeral home to work with. Below we outline some of the major points to consider: ...
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How to Pick a Funeral Home

How to Pick a Funeral Home
We are often asked "how many funeral homes should you evaluate before choosing one?" and "how do I pick a funeral home?" While there is no scientific answer to this question, we would recommend that a family evaluate 3-5 funeral homes to understand what services each of them offer, inquire ...
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How to find a list of funeral homes and funeral home websites in the USA

How to find a list of funeral homes and funeral home websites in the USA
Many people ask "How do I find a list of funeral homes websites in the United States"? Before recently, the answer wasn't as straight forward since information can be found in all sorts of online destinations - good and bad. We estimate that just over half of the funeral homes ...
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The Funeral Rule: Rules You Should Know

The Funeral Rule: Rules You Should Know
The following rules, commonly referred to as The Funeral Rule, were established and enforced by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to protect consumers during the funeral planning process. Buy only the funeral arrangements you want  You have the right to buy separate goods (such as caskets) and services (such as ...
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The Funeral is Over. Now What Do I Do?

The Funeral is Over. Now What Do I Do?
After the funeral has been arranged, the processions have taken place, and the out-of-town guests have gone home, what do you do now? In Part 3 of the funeral arrangement process, we review financial accounts that need to be addressed after the funeral is over. To help keep you organized, ...
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What Not to Forget When Planning a Funeral

What Not to Forget When Planning a Funeral
By far the most important task of planning a funeral is selecting a funeral director and funeral home to work with. Once this choice has been made and the basic arrangements have been put into place, what else needs to be done?  The following are items that should also be ...
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What To Do When Someone Dies: First Steps in Funeral Planning

What To Do When Someone Dies: First Steps in Funeral Planning
What do you do if a loved one passes away and you need to make the funeral arrangements? If you are like the majority of North Americans, you have not planned a funeral in the last decade or even at all. This task can be completely overwhelming which is why  we ...
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