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Heritage Cremation Services Ordered to Cease and Desist in Colorado

Earlier this year, we warned our readers to beware of Heritage Cremation Services, an organization posing as a local cremation provider. The company falsely advertises being local to wherever you may be, while their registered business location is actually in Colorado. The organization essentially acts as a middle man between consumers and actual cremation providers,Read more

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Choosing Cremation: Navigating the Cremation Process

Choosing end-of-life services for yourself or for a loved one is a difficult task. It can be mentally exhausting, even if there are no issues among family members involved in making the decision. Add a little family drama to the mix, and things get stressful, and fast. Unfortunately, even after you’ve chosen between cremation andRead more

What Are The Costs Associated With Cremation Services?

There are many reasons people choose cremation over a traditional funeral or burial. One of those reasons is the assumed lower costs associated with cremation, which is thought to cost about one third of the price of what a traditional burial may cost, and therefore often feels like a more feasible option for many. DependingRead more

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Beware Heritage Cremation Services – They’re Not What You Think

For some, it may be hard to imagine that a provider of end-of-life services would be dishonest or ambiguous about the services they provide, let alone where they are located. Unfortunately, however, companies like this do exist, and therefore it is important to do your research when selecting a cremation or funeral service provider.Read more

Alberta Funeral Home Charges Oversized Cremation Carbon Tax

Earlier this month, two families in Alberta were surprised by unanticipated charges that accompanied the cost of the cremation of their loved ones. The additional charge was listed as a carbon tax and cost $100. With the average cost of basic cremation services ranging from $1,500 – $2,700 (plus or minus), it is easy toRead more

Scattering Ashes

A Few Things You Should Know About Scattering Ashes

When a loved one dies, and that person will be cremated, the last thing you want to think about is disposing of their remains. But the time comes when a plan must be made. If you’ve decided to scatter your loved ones’ remains, versus keeping them or storing them somewhere, there are a few thingsRead more

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Where You Can and Can’t Scatter Ashes in New Hampshire

There are technically no state laws that govern where you may or may not store or spread the ashes of your loved one in the state of New Hampshire. Therefore, you have a variety of options when it comes to choosing where to spread the remains of a deceased loved one. However, there are manyRead more

Are you Considering Cremation?

If you’re considering cremation, you may have questions and/or concerns about the process. While different states have different laws and guidelines associated with cremation, here is some helpful information regarding the process itself, including special requirements and other guidelines.Read more

Vatican Publishes New Guidelines for Catholic Cremations: What You Need to Know

On Tuesday, October 26, 2016, the Vatican published new guidelines for Catholics wanting to be cremated. The updated guidelines were released just prior to All Souls Day, a day of praying for and remembering the dead.Read more

5 Reasons Cremations Are on the Rise

This year, cremation has surpassed burial by roughly three percent in the United States. Currently 48% of Americans are being cremated, with estimates predicting that that number will rise to 70% by 2030. That signals a huge cultural shift an is reflective of the social norms that abound today. If you are wondering why theRead more