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Essential Questions To Ask Funeral Homes During COVID-19 and Social Distancing

Do you have a COVID-19 Policy? If so, can you email me a link to the policy? What is your process for transferring a decedent from a hospital, long term care facility or place of residence? Are you conducting arrangements by phone or video conferencing? How many family members are able to attend the private […]

What Is the Average Cost of a Cremation in 2020?

In the past few years, more Americans are choosing cremation over a traditional funeral when a loved one dies. Affordability is one of the reasons for this shift; cremations are often cheaper than conventional funerals and burials. Though other factors have also fueled the rise in cremation rates, its lower price point can have a […]

How to Save Money by Pre-planning a Funeral

With the average cost of a funeral coming in around $8,000, many families are looking for ways to save money by pre-planning funeral and burial services. Making arrangements in advance can provide significant savings on the final funeral bill and also peace of mind for your family during a difficult time. Pre-planning a funeral allows […]

The Average Cost of a Traditional Funeral

There are many different components and fees included in the cost of a funeral.  The total cost depends greatly on the location of the services, the type of funeral service selected and personal preferences. In 2020, the average cost of a traditional burial with a viewing and funeral service is $7,516.  Here is a breakdown […]

What Does Funeral Insurance Pay For?

The goal of funeral insurance is to provide funds to pay for funeral expenses. Most people who purchase funeral insurance do so to ensure that all the costs associated with their final arrangements are covered and to offer financial protection for family members in a time of grief and loss. Understanding Funeral Insurance Funeral insurance […]

Alternate Endings: A New Look at How Americans Cope with Death

Alternate Endings: Six New Ways to Die in America is an HBO feature documentary that provides an in-depth look at the different ways Americans deal with death. Perri Peltz and Matthew O’Neill produced and directed the documentary, which consists of six touching stories about various individuals and families coming to terms with end of life […]