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Making Funeral Arrangements Online

Making funeral arrangements can be a very emotional experience. There’s a lot to think about – more than most people realize. There are so many things to consider and the whole process can be overwhelming. Making online funeral arrangements can be a much more convenient alternative that will allow you to sit in the comfortRead more

Thoughts on Pre-paid Funeral Plans

There are several reasons for planning ahead when it comes to funeral arrangements and any sort of memorial service. The most meaningful advantage is that, if your plans are thorough, your loved ones will have no questions about your wishes when you pass. That insight can provide great relief for families facing a very emotionalRead more

Palliative care at home

Understanding Palliative Care and its Benefits

The term palliative care is often misunderstood, which leads to confusion among patients, their families and medical providers. By no fault of their own – and usually the result of not having direct experience with it – many people don’t understand the difference between palliative care and hospice, and are under the mistaken perception thatRead more

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3 Reasons to Consider a Pet Trust

As a pet owner, you probably don’t think or your cat, dog, bunny or horse as a piece of property. More likely, they are a beloved member of your family. If you were to die, or be severely injured tomorrow, do you know what would happen to your furry family members? Who would take careRead more

Digital asset management

Managing Your Digital Assets After Death

If you attended our recent “Kicking the Bucket List” seminar last month, it may have prompted you to start thinking about funeral pre-planning, or other aspects of end-of-life planning. Unfortunately, some people don’t start thinking about estate planning until late in the game and some people never get to it at all. Even those whoRead more

Gail Rubin’s Presentation: Now Available On Demand!

You may have seen our invitations and advertisements about two free seminars, featuring The Doynene of Death, Gail Rubin, which took place in May. The events were hosted at Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium’s Manchester and Boscawen locations. The presentation, “Kicking the Bucket List: Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die.” offered aRead more

Seniors talking about death at cafe

Death Cafes: Talking About Wishes, Burial Planning, and Other Uncomfortable Topics

While it’s likely you’ve heard of an espresso café, or a café that serves breakfast and lunch, or other small bites, a death café may not be as familiar to you. Death cafes are not establishments where you go to get food or beverages; they are a type of gathering where people get together and talkRead more

Tools for Securely Managing Your Digital Estate

Many people don’t realize (or remember) how many online accounts they have, never mind how much personal information is stored within those accounts. When we die, our digital assets are often left to wander the online universe long after we’ve expired, and maybe even forever. There are, however, tools available today for collecting and storingRead more

Mature couple estate and finance planning

What Happens When We Die with Debt

Most people – about 73% of consumers, to be specific – have at least some debt remaining when they die. When you add up all the personal loans, credit cards and mortgages, the numbers can get pretty high. In fact, according to Experian's FileOne database of 220 million consumers, the average consumer dies with aboutRead more

Senior couple discussing plans

The Importance of Making Our End-of-Life Wishes Known

While it’s a topic most people don’t like talking about - no matter how old or young - having conversations about death can be beneficial to you and your family. How? Talking about and preparing for death can reduce some of the burden for our loved ones after we’ve gone. While we may not likeRead more