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Funeral Costs - What Goes Into the Final Price?

Funeral Costs – What Goes Into the Final Price?

For most people, there is a sense of ‘sticker shock’ when they plan and pay for a funeral.  Since planning a funeral often happens while a person is in a fragile emotional state, it can be easy for costs to mount up without the family realizing.  Even people who pay in advance for their funeral […]

Prepaid Funerals - A Smart Investment or Wasted Time?

Prepaid Funerals – A Smart Investment or Wasted Time?

People plan the big events of their lives today with an increasing attention to detail and desire to control every aspect, every element, every final detail.  So it comes as no surprise that more and more people are planning their funerals in advance these days.  Critics concede that some pre-planning is a good investment but […]

Funeral Homes See a Change in Recession-Proof Status

Funeral Homes See a Change in Recession-Proof Status

In the last decade or so, some major corporations thought it was a good idea to “buy up” a bunch of independent funeral homes because of their financial certainty. After all, everybody has to die, right? Of course that’s right. But what they don’t have to do is die at early ages like our grandparents […]

Personalize a Loved One's Funeral With These Seven Simple Tips

Personalize a Loved One’s Funeral With These Seven Simple Tips

Funerals are the last time we have a chance to say goodbye to someone. For the most part, they are solemn occasions where people cry and hang their head in sadness. But there are some funerals that celebrate the person’s life more than mourning their death. These are the ones that personalize the ceremony to […]

Beyond the Little Guy - Who's Looking Out for the Dead Guy?

Beyond the Little Guy – Who’s Looking Out for the Dead Guy?

We live in an age where consumer rights is a given.  It’s now hard to believe there was a time when companies could deceive customers through false advertising or treat them poorly simply because they were the only game in town.  In the times before regulations to protect the public and consumer advocacy groups, before […]

10 Tips on Planning a Funeral

10 Tips on Planning a Funeral

When a loved one passes away, emotions are running wild.  Unfortunately, this time of chaotic emotions and grief is also a time when some major decisions must be made if they didn’t plan their own funeral while they were still living. The impact of losing someone and then planning their funeral within the span of […]

I'm Not Dead - Being Buried Alive Isn't Always an Urban Legend

I’m Not Dead – Being Buried Alive Isn’t Always an Urban Legend

It sounds like an urban legend or something out of a Monty Python sketch.  A man is found unresponsive, declared dead and then discovered to be very much alive once with the undertakers.  The fear of this scenario has a long history and one which is still with us today. Back in the Victorian age, […]

Hearse Clubs - the Perfect Option for Funeral Car Fans!

Hearse Clubs – the Perfect Option for Funeral Car Fans!

Cars have become a very important part of modern society. From subcompacts to SUVs to exotic sports cars, each style of vehicle has a loyal band of supporters. Showing off our cars and meeting others who share our interest is an extremely common means of bonding. Therefore, car clubs can be found for virtually any […]

Funeral Cars - A Brief History

Funeral Cars – A Brief History

Today, funeral cars are generally divided into two categories: hearses and limos.  The hearse carries the casket as part of a dignified ceremonial ritual, while the limo carries mourners (usually close relatives and friends, as other funeral attendees generally drive their own vehicles). The history of funeral cars is long and distinguished. Throughout the centuries, […]

Funeral Car Races - The Best Way to Show Off Your Car?

Funeral Car Races – The Best Way to Show Off Your Car?

When we think of race cars, vehicles such as Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Porsches generally come to mind. It is not often that we mentally connect hearses or limos with racing. After all, funeral cars are generally big, heavy vehicles that are purpose-built to carry heavy loads at a slow and sedate speed. Nonetheless, funeral car […]