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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Are DIY Funerals The Next Big Thing?

  We live in The Age of DIY.  From making your own porch swing and laying your own tile to handling your own divorce and even administering microdermabrasion treatments at home – if you ave a goal there’s a DIY product to help.  With the plethora of DIY products and services available, it seems like […]

Vanity Plates and Funeral Cars - A Good Idea or Bad Taste?

Vanity Plates and Funeral Cars – A Good Idea or Bad Taste?

People who own hearses and other types of funeral cars typically have a sense of humor. Granted, that sense of humor is usually on the morbid side, but it’s a sense of humor nonetheless. Some of them like to display their funny side on their vehicles with a clever and witty vanity plate. Unfortunately, many […]

The Japanese Way of Death - Funeral Customs in Japan

The Japanese Way of Death – Funeral Customs in Japan

Have you ever wondered how different cultures say goodbye to their deceased loved ones?  In the West we tend to think of all funerals being similar to what we’re used to.  The Japanese culture is unique in the way that they have funerals and many Westerners have begun incorporating Japanese funeral customs into their own […]

Rock the Dead?  Rock Songs Becoming More Common at Funerals

Rock the Dead? Rock Songs Becoming More Common at Funerals

Back in 2008, Australia made headlines when more and more mourners began noticing that funerals have rock songs playing instead of the traditional funeral-type music. It was a new phenomenon that was, at the time, projected to begin making its way across the globe. At the time, many people were surprised by the songs people […]

How to Memorialize a Facebook Account

How to Memorialize a Facebook Account

If Benjamin Franklin were alive today, he infamous quote about death and taxes would read a bit differently.  These days he’d almost certainly have to say “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death, taxes … and Facebook.” With more than 1 billion active users, Facebook boasts more citizens than the […]