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What To Do When You Lose A Loved One

Processing Grief

You never thought it would happen, but it did. Someone you deeply loved has now passed away. Even though we are told, “dying is just a part of life”, it still does not remove the sting of saying goodbye to someone we have cherished and enjoyed our life with. When something like this happens, we all respond in unique ways. Some try to be tough, suppressing their pain the best they can in hopes to avoid the weight of the situation. Others take time to grieve, but end up dwelling on the pain for so long that healing is delayed and they are not able to enjoy a healthy life. Continue reading What To Do When You Lose A Loved One

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Frugal Funeral Planning: 50 Tips for a Funeral on a Budget

Frugal Funeral Planning on a Budget

In this article we distill frugal funeral planning into a boatload of simple, practical tips to help you plan a funeral on a budget. Whether you’re planning ahead for final arrangements or finding yourself in sudden need of some advice, you’ll find many economical and creative ideas below. Continue reading Frugal Funeral Planning: 50 Tips for a Funeral on a Budget

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How To Start A Funeral Fund In 5 Easy Steps

How to start a funeral fund

Planning ahead for your funeral expenses is a great idea. There are several ways to do this, and one of the best and easiest is to start a funeral fund. Here’s how to start a funeral fund in 5 easy steps.

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The 5 Best Ways to Plan Ahead for Funeral Expenses

Save on Funeral Costs by Planning Ahead

This article will cover the five best ways to plan ahead for funeral expenses. In brief, these are:

  1. Plan and pay ahead yourself
  2. Prepay at a funeral home
  3. Funeral/burial insurance
  4. Green burial
  5. Start a funeral fund

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What People Are Dying to Know About the Death Cafe

Death Cafe: What is it?

This is a guest post about the Death Cafe by Dorothy Banocy, who has participated in and hosted several Death Cafes.

Wouldn’t it be fun to have a night out with a bunch of your friends, maybe even some people you don’t know, have tea and cake and talk about death?

Wait!

What? Talk about death? Are you serious? Yes, I’m “dead” serious! Continue reading What People Are Dying to Know About the Death Cafe

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Mailbag: An urn that can hold two persons, but not at the same time

Companion Urns for Two

From the reader mailbag, a question about an urn that can hold two persons, but not at the same time. First, here is the note we received: Continue reading Mailbag: An urn that can hold two persons, but not at the same time

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The Millennial’s Guide to Killing Funerals

We’ve recently found out that millennials are ruining just about everything. From golf to manners and even relationships, millennials are blamed for killing all sorts of traditions, trends, and trades. As a millennial myself, I say we should embrace the reality of our wake of devastation and take it all the way to the grave. Literally.

Here, then, is The Millennial’s Guide to Killing Funerals. Continue reading The Millennial’s Guide to Killing Funerals