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Is There Such a Thing as a Good Death?

End of Life Is There Such a Thing as a Good Death? After several years of relentless chemo and radiation to check her cancer, Rebecca decided to die with dignity. She consulted with family members and some close friends and then contacted a nearby hospice. Whatever ‘tough conversations’ there might have been were brief, open […]

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Top Technology Tools to Plan a Funeral and Memorial Service

Memorial Technology New Memorial Technology to Plan a Funeral and Better Remember Loved Ones MemorialTechnology.com is an online resource center designed to help families, Funeral Directors, and Cemetery Directors to learn more today’s new and creative ways to help cope with grief and loss and, most importantly, help celebrate the special life and memories of a […]

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Death and Burial Rituals

Burial Rituals Death and Burial Rituals The Business of Death Around the world, every day, every hour, every second, medical treatment is unable to prevent death. When doctors, nurses and hospitals can do no more for a patient, another industry steps in. World population Estimate – 7,142,797,806 There are bodies everywhere. World Death Rate: 8 […]

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Advance Directives and Advance Care Planning

Advance Directives Are We at a “Tipping” Point? How is it that 24 years after the Patient Self-Determination Act went into effect we have not made significant progress in increasing the percentage of people who have Advance Directives?  Death has been hidden behind hospital doors for almost a century, new funeral and memorial technology has advanced, […]

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Death Cafes and Dinner Parties??

Death Cafes Death Cafes and Dinner Parties   I know what you are thinking.  “Why would anyone participate in something like this?  I like to enjoy my dinner and this doesn’t sound like fun.”  Talking about death over dinner might not be the usual way you get people over to your house for a meal, […]

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Protect Your Family Against Grave Robbers

Grave Robbers Protect Your Family Against Grave Robbers It’s no surprise that identity thieves are running rampant, however it’s a shocking fact that these scammers are using the personal information and vital statistics of more than 2,000 deceased people every day. An ID Analytics study recently revealed that the misuse of social security numbers belonging […]

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10 Advantages to Burial Insurance and End of Life Planning

Burial Insurance 10 Key Things to Know About Burial Insurance   The Average Cost of a Funeral: $7,000-$10,000 The Average Cost of a Burial:  $5,000-$7,000 TOTAL Funeral and Burial Costs:  $12,000-$17,000   According to AARP (www.AARP.org), the average cost of a funeral for most families is approximately $10,000.  Depending on a wide variety of individual […]

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What to Do When a Distant Family Member Dies

Death of a Distant Relative What to Do When a Distant Family Member Dies It’s never easy to know what to do when tragedy strikes. But, when you first learn of the death of a non-immediate family member, take action right away— or at least as quickly as you are able. Express Your Condolences Nothing […]

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What is a Funeral Consultant? Why Hire One?

Funeral Consultant What is a Funeral Consultant? Perhaps you have never heard of a Funeral Consultant?  Well even if you have not, you probably agree that when it comes to life’s most important and challenging decisions, seeking professional guidance and support is a good idea.  You probably also agree that professional planners, such as wedding planners, can be sanity savers.  Let’s take a wedding for example.  Many people prefer to hire […]

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What to Wear To a Funeral

Funeral Etiquette What to Wear To a Funeral At some point in life, everyone will have to pick out an outfit to wear to a funeral. Every small detail counts. How a person dresses reflects their respect for the deceased. Although your presence is more important than what you look like in this situation, women should […]

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