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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

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Everything You Need to Know About Burial Insurance

Everything You Need to Know About Burial Insurance

This guest post is by Anthony Martin, owner & CEO of Choice Mutual, an independant nationwide agency specializing in final expense and burial insurance.

You might not have realized this, but once you turned 50, you began to receive targeted offers for burial insurance. It does not matter where you go or what you do, companies will forever find a way to get their burial insurance ads in front of you. Whether you like it or not, they will do so for the rest of your life. Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About Burial Insurance

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What will the cemeteries of the future look like?

What will the cemeteries of the future look like?

Even with the explosion of cremation’s popularity in recent years, there will always be a demand for a physical location in which to bury, store, or inter the bodies (or remains) of departed loved ones. As cities become more dense, cemeteries fill, and trends towards eco-consciousness continue, what will the cemeteries of the future look like?

Here are some ideas. Continue reading What will the cemeteries of the future look like?