Funeral Planning and Life Insurance Tips

10 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Funeral Home

Finding a funeral home is difficult, regardless of whether you’ve just lost a loved one or are working on pre-planning. The details surrounding death can make us uneasy, and we often avoid thinking about the topic until absolutely necessary. But part of the reason it’s difficult is this: Most of us just don’t know that…
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How Does Cremation Work?

Cremations have become increasingly popular over the last decade. According to the Cremation Association of North America (CANA), the number of individuals who were cremated in the U.S. in 2015 was 48.6 percent; by 2020 that rate is expected to climb to 54.3 percent. Forbes attributes the increase in cremation procedures to several factors, including:…
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Green Burial – A Natural Approach to Funerals

More and more, people are interested in having a green burial because they want to protect the environment when they pass away. This natural approach to funerals has led to an increase in green burial cemeteries, green burial caskets, and even green funeral ceremonies like a tree burial. In 2010, the Funeral and Memorialization Information…
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Life Insurance Exam – Do I Have to Take One?

Not all life insurance policies require a medical exam. Smaller policies – like final expense insurance (also known as “burial insurance” or “funeral insurance”) – typically only require answers to health questions. For larger policies – like term insurance – several factors determine whether a life insurance exam is required. These can include the consumer’s…
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Funeral Pre-Planning Checklist

Preparing for a funeral may seem intimidating, but making your plans and wishes in advance allows you to decide on the specific items you want and need. Because funeral expenses can place a financial burden on families, comparing prices for services and products ahead of time can significantly reduce the burden on your loved ones.…
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Average Funeral Cost: How Much Is It?

Unexpected expenses can ruin your day – or much longer if they’re large enough. Pre-planning for events you know will occur can help take some of the pain out of those expenses for yourself and your family – including funeral expenses. If you’ve ever helped arrange a funeral, you know even the most basic funeral…
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How Pre-Paid Funeral Plans Work

Funerals are a topic we just tend to avoid, and planning for one can seem downright uncomfortable. It might feel like we are dwelling on the negative. But in fact, it can be a very loving choice. Taking care of funeral arrangements and expenses ahead of time can be a real gift to those who…
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