Important Things to Consider When Pre-Planning a Funeral


Planning a funeral service in advance will allow you to rest easy knowing that you funeral will be carried out exactly as you envision it. Here are some important tips that you need to consider when planning your funeral service. Sit Down with a Funeral Director There are a lot of elements that come together to create a funeral and a funeral director has the experience to handle all types of services.

19 May 2015

After The Funeral | Common Questions Concerning Paying Your Loved One's Funeral Expenses


If a close loved one leaves this world without life insurance or advance funeral planning, there is a pretty good chance that you will be left covering the bill for the funeral and burial. With the average funeral costing more than $7,000, it can be disheartening to be facing a new bill along with life without your family member. Suddenly becoming responsible for paying funeral expenses will no doubt leave you with questions and concerns.

16 April 2015

What Should You Do If Your Religion Frowns Upon Cremation?


If you've begun the process of pre-planning your funeral services, you may have already put some thought into how you'd like to be laid to rest. With the rising costs of burial plots -- as well as environmental concerns about embalming and burial -- you may be leaning toward cremation as an inexpensive, environmentally-friendly option. However, a number of religions completely forbid cremation as an acceptable method of body disposition, while other religions strongly discourage this practice.

9 April 2015

The Benefits Of Direct Cremation For Your Loved One


When a loved one passes away, the task of putting him or her to rest only adds to the overwhelming feelings of grief and stress. Depending on any last wishes, you may feel as though the options are limited. However, if burial is not financially feasible or desired, there is another solution: direct cremation. What is Direct Cremation? In brief, the body is taken immediately to be cremated soon after death.

7 April 2015

4 Easy Ways To Cut Your Funeral Bill By $500 Or More


Planning your own funeral in advance is a simple way to make sure that, in the end, you get just the type of service that you want. Even though you may be eager to get the task out of the way, you will likely not be eager to take on another bill while you are still dealing with all of the ordinary expenses in life. However, funeral planning and prepayment does not have to be as costly as what you think.

3 April 2015

Planning A Quick Funeral? 3 Important Questions To Ask


If you have to plan a funeral on a short amount of time, you still want to take the time to compare the prices. It's worth taking the time to sit down with a funeral director from each home, so you can talk about accommodations and expenses. You want to know what packages are available, what dates and times are available for the services, and what payment plans you can set up.

31 March 2015

Five Ways To Personalize A Pet's Memorial Headstone


When it comes to remembering a lost family pet, many people are opting to honor that memory with the placement of a memorial either in the garden, backyard or another place of significance. Every pet is as individual as any family member, and it's important that a memorial recognize that. Here's a look at some unique ideas to help you create a memorial that will truly represent your pet. Written Word

31 March 2015

3 Funeral Options And Any Effects They Have On The Environment


When you die, you have several different options to prepare your body for the funeral. Each of these options has benefits, but they also have good or bad effects on the environment. Here are three options you can consider when making any funeral decisions for the future, and any impact they may have on the environment. 1. Ground Burial A ground burial will provide your remaining family a place to visit and remember you, but this option has some downfalls as well.

27 March 2015

3 Tips For Planning A Successful Funeral Service In The Most Cost Effective Way


Planning a funeral is a huge task, and if funds are tight, it can also be a very stressful one. Thankfully, there are certain things that you can do to try and save money on a funeral service. This article will discuss 3 great tips for planning a successful funeral service in the most cost effective way.  Pay For The Funeral Ahead Of Time If Possible If you are aware that your loved one or friend is going to pass soon, then it may be wise to plan and pay for the funeral ahead of time with them.

25 March 2015

Tips For Choosing A Casket When Pre-Planning Your Funeral


Part of your funeral pre-planning process is to select the casket in which you wish to be interred. This takes the burden from your family of choosing and paying for the right casket for you. There are a number of ways to buy a casket and a variety of models and options from which to choose. Here are some of the options you have when you get to this part of your funeral planning.

24 March 2015