When a loved one dies, the death must be registered with the state within a few days. The vital records office then issues copies of the death certificate – an official, government-issued document thRead More
NO! In fact, funeral homes do not charge for advance planning consultation and leave the option of payment in the hands of the consumer. While there are benefits to paying in advance, payment is notRead More
Some people use the terms funeral service and memorial service interchangeably leading to some confusion on the issue. However, there is a distinct difference between the two. A funeral service is aRead More
The loss of a loved one is an emotional time and traveling with the cremated remains – whether to scatter the remains or to bring a loved one back home – can add further stress during a taxing periodRead More
The death of a loved one can put a strain on family finances. Social Security provides two types of death benefits for eligible surviving family members, including a lump sum payment and monthly beneRead More
Featured FAQ: How Do I Start the Conversation About Advance Funeral Planning with My Elderly Relatives?
Discussing end-of-life plans with your elderly parents or relatives can be difficult, especially if you don’t even know how to broach the subject. But helping your elderly relatives pre-plan their fuRead More