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Funeral Costs: A Top Objection to Funeral Pre-Planning

“It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan,” said former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt. While funeral planning wasn’t likely on her mind, that sentiment remains true. Funeral costs are one of the top objections we hear when it comes to planning. There are some misnomers about funeral pre-planning and prepaying  outRead more

Free Seminars Detail Planning a Funeral

Planning a funeral is one of the most gracious gifts you can give your loved ones. Having a plan for the inevitable helps ease the burden your family will feel once you are gone. They are not left wondering – or possibly arguing – about what each of them thinks you would have wanted. TheRead more

Planning a funeral at the holiday dinner table

Holiday dinner conversations usually center on exciting events over the past year and what people are looking forward to in the coming months. But having everyone together also presents an opportunity to have important conversations with loved ones that are best had in person and with everyone present. Talking about planning a funeral is neverRead more

At what age should you start planning your own funeral?

How old are you today? That is precisely the age you should consider starting to plan your own funeral. “But I’m 36 and healthy as a horse!” Great! If your family knows your end-of-life wishes today, and a piano falls on your head tomorrow, you’ll save them a lot of stress and worry. Not toRead more

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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

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