Funeral and Cremation Costs

Cremation vs Burial – Which Is Right for You?

Deciding whether you prefer a cremation or burial may be one of life’s most personal choices. There are many influencing factors including cost, style of service, religious beliefs, and family preferences. Understanding the basics of each service ahead of time can help you make an informed decision now, preventing your loved ones from experiencing unnecessary…
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How Pre-Planning a Funeral Can Save You Money

Have you ever stopped and wondered what happens when you die? I’m not asking if you’ve wondered about an afterlife. I’m asking if you’ve ever thought about what happens down here – to your family – after you pass away. When I think about my own life, I can imagine the following scenario: My friends…
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Funeral Planning Checklist from Funeral Advantage™

Planning a funeral can seem complicated and feel overwhelming, and it usually happens during a very emotional time. A good checklist can help get you over the rough spots and make the process a little easier.   Make an itemized list of tasks that need to be completed Mark the tasks that someone else –…
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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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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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