Death often comes with no warning. When an unexpected death occurs, families are left behind, trying to figure out how to pay for funeral services. Some families have the means and resources to pay for the services out of their pocket. Other families do not. Fortunately, there are ways to pay. Here are a few of them. 1. Insurance One of the most obvious places for you to look for money for a loved one's funeral services is a life insurance policy.
7 December 2022
There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic changed many things. While some of these changes may not be good things, some of these changes also gave birth to new products and services that have made life just a little better or easier. The evidence of this can be seen in many funeral homes. This is because while individuals were unable to come together for traditional funeral services during the height of the pandemic, funeral homes were forced to come up with ways to help people through the grieving process even if they could not physically attend a funeral service.
20 September 2022
Cremation is always an option for honoring a loved one after they pass on. It's often favored for those on a tight budget. As long as you follow these protocols, you can successfully plan cremation services without facing a bunch of obstacles. Respect All Wishes of the Deceased If the loved one that has passed on had wishes for what was to be done with their ashes, then it's important to respect them.
1 July 2022
Death is painful, complex, and comes at a cost. Cremation is likely to be part of a final cost on earth. This process involves the breakdown of human remains into bone fragments using a thermal, dissolution, or mechanical process. The bones are processed and pulverized into small sizes for storage or disposal. If you are planning to choose cremation to be part of your last events on earth, you need to understand how it is done and associated costs.
15 March 2022
While sending flowers to a cremation service may be a comforting gesture for adults who are mourning the loss of a loved one, that won't do much to help children. When you are planning to go to a cremation service where a child is among the mourners, bring along a gift that can help ease the immense pain the little one is likely feeling. Give a school-aged child one or more of these books to help them cope with the great loss and bring comfort to them at the cremation service.
23 November 2016
If you have your heart set on resting in the ground after you pass on, it doesn't mean you need to build up a large fortune to make it happen. There are budget-friendly options you can choose to help reduce the financial burden on yourself and your loved ones at the time of your funeral. As a bonus, some of them are eco-friendly as well as budget-friendly. Here are four ways you can customize your in-ground burial during the pre-planning stage to make it easier on your budget.
13 September 2016
If your recently deceased family member was in the army for many years, and you would like to hold a memorial service in their honor that will demonstrate the respect that you have for them and describe what type of person they were, consider including the following ideas when planning the event. Personalized Buttons Select a photograph of your loved one donning the uniform that they were required to wear as an active military member.
12 August 2016
Planning a funeral can be a stressful time in your life. To add to it, you probably have never had to plan a funeral before, so you may not be aware of all your options to make it as stress-free and affordable as possible. Funerals are expensive, so it's important to know these four little known facts about planning a funeral for your loved one: You Are Able to Rent a Casket: The casket is probably one of the most expensive parts of planning a funeral.
31 July 2016
Grief counseling can be a powerful tool to help bereaved people deal with their loss, get help with the grieving process, and start the healing journey. Some elderly people may be hesitant to go to grief counseling because of pre-existing attitudes towards therapy, while others may be eager to have someone objective to talk to about their feelings. Many funeral homes like Brown Funeral Home offer grief counseling, or you can ask your loved one's doctor for recommendations.
26 July 2016
For many people, the only time that they walk through the doors of a funeral home is to attend the service for someone who has passed away or to perhaps make their own pre-arrangements. What many people don't know, however, is that it's often possible to rent one or more of the rooms in a funeral home for reasons that don't relate to a funeral. If you're planning an upcoming event and want to consider as many venues as possible, don't shy away from visiting a few local funeral homes and asking about their availability and openness to hosting non-funeral events.
6 July 2016