If you have been chosen as the individual to plan and host a memorial service for a loved one that has recently passed, you may be feeling overwhelmed. This is an important task and you want to ensure that you do it right. A memorial is the opportunity for all loved ones to say goodbye and honor the individual that they have lost. While you don't have to do the planning alone, here are a few tips that will help you get started on planning a memorial service that will be remembered by all those involved. [Read More]
Leave A Lasting Impression On The Last Place You Leave
The last place your body ever leaves is a funeral home. Funeral homes leave a lasting impression on the living while the deceased leave. For all the funeral homes you will ever enter, what strikes you as the most impressive of funeral homes? Were they light and airy, always smelling of sweetness and spice, and never of death? Did they glow with peace and promise, or were they drab and dreary? [Read More]
How Much Should You Spend On Funeral Services?
Like all things in life, how much you want to spend on a funeral depends on your budget. Everyone wants the funeral of their loved one to be special, but there are a lot of factors to consider, such as: Location The cost of real estate varies depending on city or even neighborhood. You probably didn't consider that a grave is a piece of real estate. The average price of a grave is $1000, not including fees, but depending on the city these costs could be much higher. [Read More]
Advantages Of Buying Funeral Insurance
Preplanning your funeral and paying for everything in advance is one way to ensure that your family doesn't have to cover the cost of the service upon your death, but this isn't the only route that you can take to achieve this goal. Another option to explore is funeral insurance, which often goes by the term "burial insurance," too. This type of insurance plan covers your funeral expenses. Generally, you'll set up the policy with a financial provider, which will then release the money to the appropriate funeral home upon being informed of your death. [Read More]