Posts Tagged ‘pre-planning’

How to Plan a Themed Funeral

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
How to Plan a Themed Funeral

How to Plan a Themed Funeral

The differences between wedding planning and funeral planning are not so large as the two separate industries would like consumers to believe. Both are major life events that bring together a large and disparate group of friends and family members. Both require quite a bit of planning and foresight. Both tend to be formal occasions and celebrations of life. And it is possible to have an overarching theme to help you plan an outstanding ceremony that will touch the hearts of everyone present. (more…)

Unique Funeral Ideas: DNA Storage

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017
DNA Storage

DNA Storage

Many of the activities undertaken during funeral planning are designed to preserve the memory of a loved one. From embalming a body for a final viewing and grave memorials to cremation jewelry, today’s funeral options fill a need for mourning families who to want to hold on to the deceased well beyond the grave. (more…)

Burial Alternatives: Body Plastination

Friday, March 24th, 2017
Body Plastination

Body Plastination

The vast majority of people will choose either burial or cremation for their final funeral plans. Although alternatives in green burial offer everything from resomation to body donation, these options aren’t mainstream enough to appeal to everyone—and the additional cost and hassle can outweigh the benefits of a more traditional funeral. (more…)

Advance Funeral Planning and Pets

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
Advance Funeral Planning and Pets

Advance Funeral Planning and Pets

When a person undergoes estate planning or takes out a funeral insurance policy, much consideration is given to the beneficiaries and descendants being left behind. Who among them will be the executor to your estate? Who will be in charge of the funeral plans? How will your personal effects be divided amongst them? There are so many details to attend to that it’s no wonder animals and pets may be overlooked. (more…)

Funeral Insurance for the Elderly

Thursday, December 8th, 2016
Funeral Insurance for the Elderly

Funeral Insurance for the Elderly

The time of life when most people take care of funeral planning—in their eighties—is the one time when things like life insurance and retirement packages are hard to come by. There is no question that the best time to set funds aside for a funeral is when you are still working and doing your regular estate planning. Your health is good enough to get better premiums on life insurance, you still earn enough income to put a little extra aside, and you are in a great position to know what kind of farewell you will eventually get. (more…)

Is Winter the Best Time to Pre-Plan a Funeral?

Monday, December 5th, 2016
Is Winter the Best Time to Pre-Plan a Funeral?

Is Winter the Best Time to Pre-Plan a Funeral?

Like most industries, there is a busy season and a non-busy season for funeral homes. Although no one can predict their time of death, funeral homes tend to see more traffic during the summer months. More families choose this time to make pre-arrangements, purchase cemetery plots, and inter ashes they may have been holding onto since the winter. Because it can be difficult to open up the ground under piles of snow (and because gathering funeral guests around the holidays is almost impossible), people may also put off traditional burial until the warmer months. (more…)

Planning a Funeral in Your Twenties

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
Planning a Funeral in Your Twenties

Planning a Funeral in Your Twenties

Early funeral planning is considered one of the best ways to save money and ensure that your death does not cause an undue burden on those you love. By setting aside funds, specifying your wishes, and/or purchasing a burial package, you can cover all the details of your funeral and get back to the task of living. (more…)

The Best Age to Pre-Plan a Funeral

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
The Best Age to Pre-Plan a Funeral

The Best Age to Pre-Plan a Funeral

By now, we have all heard the advice from funeral directors and financial experts: making advance arrangements for your funeral is a smart move that will save your family money, heartache, and the stress that so often accompanies an unexpected death. (more…)

How Much is Too Much to Spend on a Funeral?

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016
How Much is Too Much to Spend on a Funeral?

How Much is Too Much to Spend on a Funeral?

When it comes to giving your loved one a fitting farewell, you might be tempted to say that no amount of money is too much to spend on the perfect funeral. After all, funeral planning is something you only get to do for somebody once, and after the decisions have been put into action, there is no turning back. (more…)

Is Winter the Best Time to Pre-Plan a Funeral?

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
Is Winter the Best Time to Pre-Plan a Funeral?

Is Winter the Best Time to Pre-Plan a Funeral?

Like most industries, there is a busy season and a non-busy season for funeral homes. Although no one can predict their time of death, funeral homes tend to see more traffic during the summer months. More families choose this time to make pre-arrangements, purchase cemetery plots, and inter ashes they may have been holding onto since the winter. Because it can be difficult to open up the ground under piles of snow (and because gathering funeral guests around the holidays is almost impossible), people may also put off traditional burial until the warmer months. (more…)