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What You Should Know About Pre-Paid Funeral Plans

Pre-paid funeral plans remain a hot topic in the country as more Americans look at the cost of funeral services versus cremation.  Confusion and misinformation can cloud the decision-making process, so this post shines light on the benefits of end of life planning, beginning a payment process and ensuring your choices remain intact. The conceptRead more

Funeral Savings

Top 3 Advantages of Funeral Pre-Planning

Whether you realize it or not, you (and likely members of your family) have already begun thinking about or taking steps toward planning for the end of life. You likely have a life insurance policy — perhaps several — that will ease any financial burden placed on your loved ones after you are gone. Conceivably,Read more

Everything you wanted to know about the End. Funeral Planning

Everything You Wanted to Know About THE END But Were Afraid to Ask

One of the reasons we chose a light-hearted title and cover image for our recent e-book is to shine some light on a topic many find uncomfortable talking about - funeral planning. No, it’s not a fun topic like vacation planning, but it is one worth discussing with a spouse, parent, grandparent or dear friend.Read more

Five Reasons to Pre-plan and Pre-pay for Your Funeral

When someone passes, there are typically between three and five days to organize the final arrangements. This is also a time full of great sadness and stress for those who are mourning the death of a loved one, whether it was expected or unexpected. Often, they are not in the right mindset to make huge,Read more

Funeral Planning Made Easy with Lunch and Learn Events

Planning ahead for your funeral is a final, gracious gift you can give to your family. By making your wishes known ahead of time, you are allowing loved ones to focus on their grief and celebrate your life. They are not left wondering – or possibly arguing – about what each of them thinks youRead more

Enthusiasm for Eternal Love

There’s eternal love and then there’s Larry David in the HBO sitcom “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” “I thought this was over at death. I didn’t know we went into eternity together. ‘Til death do us part, right?” the thinly-veiled character, Larry, says to his wife about being together post-death. What a romantic, eh? As we approachRead more

Have the Talk of a Lifetime

The Most Important Talk Of The Holiday Season

While the holiday season can be an overwhelming joyous time for family and friends to gather and experience an abundance of togetherness, the season can also bring isolation, singular reflection and introspection — which can be good or bad. Rather than play Uno with a group of people, some of us would prefer to dealRead more

Thanksgiving dinner is good time to discuss final wishes

Begin the Talk of a Lifetime Over Thanksgiving Dinner

“This looks delicious. Please pass the gravy and, by the way, what would you like on your tombstone?” That’s typical Thanksgiving dinner conversation, right? On second thought, maybe bringing up the end of someone’s life isn’t on the list of of topics for a happy family gathering around a 24-pound roasted turkey.   Traditionally, though,Read more

How to Use a Funeral Planning Checklist to Customize Your Celebration

There will likely be tears, but that does not mean your funeral celebration must be a sad event. The benefit of utilizing a funeral planning checklist is to ensure your service includes all of your wishes and reflects your personality. This is an opportunity for your loved ones to create a final, lasting memory ofRead more

Senior couple discussing plans

Why Choose a Certified Funeral Pre-Planning Counselor?

The relief you will instantly feel when a funeral director says, “Your Mom made many of her funeral pre-planning arrangements a few years ago,” is significant and immeasurable . The anxiety of making all the decisions required during a time of grief can be overwhelming to your family, and utilizing a certified funeral pre-planning counselorRead more