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How to Manage Your Loved One’s Finances after They Are Gone

February 10th, 2014
Download the complete PDF here: How to Manage Your Loved One’s Finance’s After They’re Gone When you lose someone you love, it’s very common to become overwhelmed with feelings of grief, sadness, anger, regret and a host of other emotions. With all of these emotions swirling around in your life, one of the most difficult things…

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Dealing With a Loved One’s Finances Post-Death: Part 3 – Closing & Transferring Accounts

October 31st, 2013
In this final part of our three-part series on resolving a loved one’s finances post-death, we’ll explore how to close and transfer accounts and deal with the final financial odds and ends.

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Dealing With a Loved One’s Finances Post-Death: Part 2 – Notifications & Recordkeeping

October 31st, 2013
Offices and agencies to contact as you resolve your loved one’s financial matters. Part two of our three-part financial series

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How to Quickly Organize a Wake or Funeral Reception

October 11th, 2013
How can you and your loved ones quickly organize a wake or funeral? Tips for creating end-of-life celebrations on short timelines.

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Planning a Funeral on a Budget: Tips for Keeping Your Funeral Affordable

May 20th, 2013
In our lives, there are events that end up costing us a lot of money. Getting married, having a child, buying a home or a car are among the few things that we typically spend money on. But so many people end up spending much more money than is necessary on their funeral or their…

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Planning a Funeral for a New Generation

March 20th, 2013
Funeral traditions are shifting and sometimes it seems like there are so many new practices and ideas that you can hardly even call them traditions anymore! Newer generations that are starting to pre-plan their funerals are treating them more like joyful celebrations rather than somber gatherings. This is good news for those of us that…

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How to Announce the Death of a Loved One on Facebook

February 27th, 2013
Death is a touchy subject. Not many people are comfortable talking about it and when a death in the family occurs, it’s hard enough to call up family members and give them the terrible news. Add social media into the mix and now you’ve got a new level of discomfort because you cannot control the information that others post on their own accounts. So how do you let friends and acquaintances know about a death on Facebook or any social media? In fact, should you even announce a death using social media as an outlet?

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How to Set Up Online Streaming for Funerals

February 5th, 2013
In this day and age, more and more funeral homes are opting to add live streaming a funeral or memorial service into their packages so that loved ones who cannot make it to the funeral can still feel close to family by watching the service from their home.

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Funeral Apps: Technology and Death

January 10th, 2013
This day and age, more and more business is conducted via apps we can download for our iPhone or Android phone. The apps have helped simplify anything from downloading recipes on the fly to unlocking our car or house door from across the country. It’s no surprise then that there are apps to help us when we lose a loved one

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Creating a Memorable Cremation Funeral

October 12th, 2011
When a loved one dies, and the task of planning a cremation funeral is up to you, you certainly go into it with every intention of creating a lasting memory that will honor and pay tribute to your lost friend or family member. However, as we become inundated with details, sometimes we have a hard…

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Memorial Planning – Money-Saving Tips for Families

October 12th, 2011
When you experience a loss in your family, memorial planning is often the next step if your loved one did not pre-plan their memorial service. The costs of planning a memorial service or a funeral can start to add up. In your grief, you may not be considering ways to save money, but there are…

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Funeral Assistance – Where to Turn for Financial Help

September 14th, 2011
When a loved one dies, the grief can be overwhelming, as can the bill for funeral services. Many deaths are tragic and unforeseen, so when it comes time to pay for the funeral, how can you find out about financial assistance? Funeral Insurance Most standard life insurance policies include funeral assistance. Sometimes it is referred…

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