Making Your Final Arrangements So Your Family Can Be Most At Ease

Whether you are still young enough to expand your family or reaching your golden years, letting your family know how you want your final arrangements to be made is important. Even with generously sized life insurance policies, you don't want your relatives to stress over planning out all of the details of your funeral. You can make it so that your relatives are able to hand over the reins to the funeral director with full confidence by planning and paying for your funeral arrangements many years in advance. Read More 

3 Simple Rules for Going to the Funeral of an Ex-Spouse

Divorcing someone doesn't mean that there is a lack of love between two people. Sometimes couples who deeply love each other simply cannot live together. Some couples find that letting each other go is the best thing for both parties. No matter what your relationship with your ex evolved to be, the passing of someone you once loved is inevitably painful. It is understandable if you want to go to their funeral. Read More 

Five Fitting Funeral Gifts When You Don’T Want To Send Flowers

If flowers just don't seem right to mark the passing of a friend or loved one, consider some alternative gifts that can express your condolences to the family of the person that has passed. Sometimes, the surviving family members will request that flowers not be sent, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't show your sympathies with some other gesture. Here are just a few funeral gifts ideas for when you don't want to send flowers. Read More 

Three Ways To Make A Funeral Service More Personal

When planning a funeral service for a loved one, you may want to add a few special touches that make the service more personal. In addition to having a religious leader offer a prayer or reading, there are several other things you can add to the actual service to help honor your friend or relative's memory. Use this guide to create a touching tribute, and work with your funeral home director for additional assistance in planning the services: Read More 

Cremation On Your Budget

Cremation is sometimes recommended as a low-budget alternative to traditional burial. Here is a breakdown of the potential costs of cremation, and how you can potentially exclude them from your plan. Renting or Buying a Casket (Optional) The costs of renting a casket are reserved for families who want to have an open casket viewing before having the body cremated. You can usually rent a casket from your funeral home. You also have the choice of buying a casket, and this can be used to bury the ashes in a cemetery plot. Read More