Funeral Planning and Life Insurance Tips

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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What Is a Green Burial?

Interest in green burials and other alternative funerals has grown substantially in recent years. More and more, people are taking the environment into consideration when making their funeral arrangements. In 2010, the Funeral and Memorialization Information Council (FAMIC) estimated that 43 percent of adults over the age of 40 were interested in green burials. Five…
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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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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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