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What Is a Funeral Procession?

Planning a funeral for yourself or a loved one involves many intricate details that you may have never considered. For instance, the funeral procession is one detail that many people don’t think about until the time has come to plan a funeral. Follow along as we discuss this important aspect of a funeral. Table of [...]
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Celebration of Life vs. Funeral

In Western culture, somber traditional funerals have typically been the most popular way to say goodbye to loved ones. Recent trends show that some people are choosing to say goodbye with a celebration of life service instead. If you are looking for a more personal way to say goodbye – or to plan your own [...]
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How Much Does a Funeral Cost?

What does the average funeral cost in 2024? See a breakdown of average funeral costs and services, including cremation, burial, embalming, and more, plus FAQs. The average funeral costs between $7,000 and $12,000. The viewing, burial, service fees, transport, casket, embalming, and other prep are included in this price. The average cost of a funeral [...]
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How Much Does Cremation Cost?

The average cremation cost is between $4,000 and $7,000 depending on the type of cremation. Direct cremation costs between $2,000 and $5,000. Funeral costs are rising and more people are turning to cremation instead of burials to save money. But many don’t realize a cremation can cost as much as a burial once all of [...]

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What’s the Difference Between a Pre-Need Plan and Final Expense Insurance?

If you’re considering planning for your funeral ahead of time, you’re making a smart choice; doing so can save your family both money and decision-making during an emotional period. Luckily, there are many options available when it comes to planning your funeral in advance. We’ll cover the two main options: pre-need plans and final expense [...]


What Is the Funeral Consumer Guardian Society®?

What is the Funeral Consumer Guardian Society®? Every Lincoln Heritage Funeral Advantage® policy comes with a free membership to the Funeral Consumer Guardian Society®, an independent consumer advocate organization founded in 2000 to provide professional guidance to member families during the funeral planning process. The FCGS ensures families have the information they need to make [...]

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How does cremation work? Exploring the Process from Start to Finish

The practice of cremation has become as common as “traditional” burial in the United States. In fact, today, more than half of Americans choose cremation. By 2035, the National Funeral Directors Association estimates this figure will top 78 percent. Why do people decide on cremation? This rise in cremation procedures is a result of factors [...]

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How to Help a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Plan Final Arrangements: A Guide for Caregivers

Everyone handles grief differently. There is no right or wrong way to work through the pain of coming to the end of one’s life. This is especially true for someone suffering with Alzheimer’s disease, a neurological disorder where the death of brain cells results in memory loss and impaired cognitive functioning. You must have a [...]