Three Interesting Ways To Use Ashes After Cremation


When someone is cremated, it can be hard to know what to do with the ashes. There are some individuals who want to have their ashes spread and some who want their ashes to be saved in some way so that their loved ones can feel that they always have a piece of them. If you want to be cremated when you pass away, use the guide below to learn about a few options you may not know are available to you when it comes to the use of your ashes after you pass away.

9 May 2016

Funeral Planning 101: A Guide For New Planners


Even though planning your own funeral may not top the list as one of your most favored things to do in life, once you have the arrangements already made, it can relieve a lot of burden that you would otherwise be leaving to your family to handle. For some, the idea of making arrangements for their own funeral can be a little intimidating, but part of that intimidation comes along with inexperience.

19 April 2016

3 Easy Ways To Cut Funeral Costs By $100 Or More


Planning your funeral in advance may be one of the most responsible things you can do, but it is most likely not ideal to take on yet another expense when you are already dealing with your regular bills. After all, the full cost of an average funeral in the US comes in at $7,181. If you want to keep your funeral costs as low as possible, it is important to remember that you are in direct control of how much your final bill is.

6 April 2016

Why You Should Plan Your Own Funeral


The thought of choosing your own casket and buying a cemetery plot may seem a little morbid, but it actually benefits you and your family in many ways. Here are some different benefits of planning your own funeral. You Can Get What You Want If you are someone that has very specific wishes for your funeral and burial arrangements, then pre-planning the funeral is a great option. You are not just making notes in your will for your family to decipher as much as they can, but actual doing the planning yourself.

29 March 2016

Funeral Terminology You May Or May Not Understand


Chances are pretty good you will hear several terms you do not understand or have never heard before when you are planning a cremation, burial, and/or funeral for a loved one. While it is not really a topic people want to know more about, it is a good idea to understand what it is the funeral director is saying to you. Here are some key terms you may come in contact with and what they mean.

10 February 2016

Funeral And Burial Benefits For Veterans


The United States Veterans Affairs office provides several burial and funeral services benefits to families of members of the armed forces who have passed away. These benefits are designed to provide some financial relief for family members and to ensure that every service member receives a proper and dignified service. If you have a family member who is a veteran, here is what you need to know about these important benefits.

27 January 2016

Creative Ways For Family Members To Keep Cremated Remains Close


Scattering ashes is not an acceptable option for those who want to have their loved one close. However, that does not mean they are comfortable with keeping the ashes in a dusty, ornate urn on a forgotten shelf either. There are now numerous, innovative ways ashes can be displayed and appreciated as the treasures they are. Not every method will appeal to everyone, but there are enough options that each family should be able to find something they admire.

11 January 2016

Planning A Funeral For Somebody Without Life Insurance: Exploring Your Options


If a loved one has recently passed away, then you may be currently dealing with the task of planning a funeral or memorial service, which is never an easy task. Of course, things can become even more complicated if you're left with paying funeral expenses without assistance; this is especially common in situations where the deceased did not carry life insurance. Even though things may be tight, this doesn't mean your loved one shouldn't be able to have a beautiful service.

23 December 2015

Unique Types Of Gravestones


Selecting a gravestone is always a challenge, whether it be for yourself or a loved one. Finding the headstone that memorializes the person in question is difficult, especially because of all of the options that are available to you. There are many different types of gravestones that can be used as markers, depending on your price range and the style that you wish for. This article will go through a few of the less common types of grave markers.

15 December 2015

Two Reasons Why Cremation Is An Excellent Choice When Making Your Final Plans


When you're in the process of setting out your final wishes, one of the most important choices you will make concerns how you want your remains to be handled.  While traditional burial is a common choice, cremation is quickly gaining in popularity, and for good reason.  Learning more about the benefits of cremation can help you determine if it should be your preferred choice when drawing up your final plans.

10 December 2015