3 Tips For Paying Funeral Expenses In An Untimely Death


Losing a loved one can be an incredibly difficult period in your life, especially if you are unable to cover the expenses. A lot of people find themselves in this situation, as the average cost of a funeral in the United States is approximately $6,600. You can typically tack another $3,000 on that price tag when considering common expenses like headstones and grave sites. If you are in a bind after the sudden death of a loved one and want to get help paying for funeral expenses, consider some of these ways that you can get the money together to fund your relative's funeral, so you can pay your final respects and seek closure.

23 March 2015

3 Ways To Personalize A Funeral Home Room


Most people hold wakes in funeral homes. The family will usually get a room for several hours. You want to make sure that the space in the funeral home is as comforting as possible. You want to attempt to imbue the room with the personality of the person who has passed away. For the few hours that you have rented the room, the space is yours. Here are some ways to personalize the room in which the wake is being held and make sure it exudes the memory of the person you are remembering.

22 March 2015

Discover Unique Ways To Honor Your Crematated Loved Ones


Many families will struggle with their loved one's decision to use cremation rather than a traditional burial. Oftentimes, this struggle stems from the desire to be able to visit their loved one's final resting place or a disagreement regarding who will retain control over the deceased's cremains. Thankfully, with so many different ways to store or disperse cremains, it truly is possible for all families to find a way to say a fitting goodbye to their loved ones while also allowing each family member to grieve in their own way.

20 March 2015

3 Unique Ideas For Memorializing A Cremated Loved One


If a loved one has recently passed away and was cremated rather than given a traditional burial, then there's a good chance that you may have been given some of his or her ashes following the cremation service. And while keeping the remains in an urn is a common way of keeping the memory of your loved one alive, there are many other unique and creative options that may be better suited for honoring your loved one's memory.

19 March 2015

Planning And Perfecting The Engraving On Your Spouse's Names On Headstones


Spouses often request a burial plot designed to hold two caskets. While only one headstone is necessary for a single plot, the design of the headstone has to reasonably fit both names. Carefully planning out the engraving and design of the headstone ensures names are properly presented and the task is not left to surviving family members during a very stressful time. Centering the Last Name In the aftermath of a death, a common, understandable mistake is to engrave the first and last name of the spouse who passes first.

18 March 2015

Five Ways You Can Personalize Your Pre-Arranged Funeral


Sometimes referred to as pre-need, a pre-arranged funeral is a funeral arranged and paid for by someone who is still living. Whether you are terminally ill or presumably decades from death, a pre-need puts control of your funeral into your hands, and since you are the one planning it, you should personalize it. Here are five personalization ideas to consider: 1. Last Words You may not have time to come up with stunning last words the moments before you pass, but you can take your time and gather some amazing last words for your funeral.

17 March 2015

Common Questions Concerning The Funeral Pre-Planning Process


When you pass away, the last thing you want is to leave your family with having to make all of the hard decisions about your funeral. Further, it is never considerate to leave them with the burden of paying for your funeral once you are gone. Funeral pre-planning is the easiest way to make sure that your final affairs are wrapped up and ready for the day that you leave this earth.

12 March 2015

Pre-Planning Your Funeral: Exploring The Pros And Cons


More and more people are choosing to take charge of the funeral planning process by planning their own funeral, often several years before their death. While there are many benefits that come along with this decision, pre-planning your own funeral is a decision that will not be right for everyone. That is why it is so important to consider both the pros and cons of a pre-planned funeral service before deciding whether or not this is the right option for you.

10 March 2015