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Digital Estate Management: What Is It and Why Might You Need it?

When you lose someone you love, the last thing on our mind may be their social media accounts or the various digital profiles that they may have created in life. But imagine coming across comments or friend requests on their Facebook, or navigating emails from distant acquaintances who have not heard of their passing. ImagineRead more

What You Need to Know About Body Donation

Although a far less common option than burial or cremation, whole-body donation is a valid and highly beneficent choice. There are many medical research facilities that will accept donations and, with them, make strides in research and education. To many, this may seem like a very extreme decision, one that their families may oppose. InRead more

“Funeral” or “Memorial” – How to Decide

Although the gap between the two terms has slowly been closing, there is still a difference between funerals and memorials. Most notably, a funeral will have the body of the deceased present while a memorial service will not. While this is, in essence, the only major difference, over the years each tribute has developed itsRead more

How to Be Pro-Active in Preparing for Your End of Life

  Regardless of your age and health, knowing and sharing your end-of-life wishes is essential for just about everyone. None of us have the power to know when we will reach our end, so the best way to ensure that your needs are met in critical situations is to be proactive. Here are three simpleRead more

The Grace of Planning a Funeral

In today’s entrepreneurial world, it was only a matter of time before funeral planning became a source of business. Numerous high-profile organizations offering a one-stop shop for funerals have cropped up in recent years, but is there something to be said for doing it the old-fashioned way? Planning a funeral is undoubtedly a challenging, evenRead more

Cremation vs Burial: What is Right for You?

After a loved one has passed away, there are many decisions to be made. Not the least of these is how to deal with the remains in a respectful manner. While in many cases the deceased may have expressly made their wishes known, there are certainly situations where the bereaved family has to decide howRead more

Discuss final arrangements when your family gathers for the holidays

  You might think addressing final arrangements over the holidays is grim, but what’s really grim is not making your wishes clear by planning in advance;  when the time does come, your family not only has to deal with an emotional loss, they also have the added stress of trying to make difficult decisions aboutRead more

A Radio Show, Pre-planning Seminar and a Thanks to Veterans

We’ve got a couple of great things coming up in the next week that I’m excited to tell you about. First, our guest on this week’s installment of our radio show “Dying to Talk” will be Lee Webster, President of the National Home Funeral Alliance. We’ll talk with her about the increase in home funerals. HomeRead more

What to do when there’s a death in the family

  The death of a family member is a traumatic event and one most people don’t ever want to think about. But what if a family member dies suddenly: Would you know what to do? Having some idea of what to expect will aid you in making arrangements during a very stressful time. Here areRead more

Preplanning is a gift for your loved ones

  Even though it’s inevitable for all of us, many of us don’t like talking about death. So talking about our wishes for funeral or cremation arrangements is an uncomfortable subject for not only us, but our families as well. But, it’s important to have plans in place – especially if there are things youRead more