Planning An Affordable Funeral: Advice For Family Members

When a family member passes away and you're left with the task of planning a funeral, the last thing you want to think about is cost. Unfortunately, with the average funeral in the United States costing between $7,000 and $12,000, many families simply don't have the luxury of not having to worry about pricing. The good news is that no matter what your budget may be, there are some steps you can take to plan your loved one a beautiful funeral or memorial service. Read More 

How You Can Get Help Figuring Out All Of The Funeral Plans

If you have suddenly found yourself in the midst of having to plan a funeral, and this is not something that you have done many times before, you might not know what to do. You might want to see if there is any way you can get some sort of assistance with the planning of the funeral services. To help you get everything planned as easily as possible, try the following tips. Read More 

Funeral Memorial Services For Atheists, Agnostics, And Nature Worshippers

There is always an exception to every rule, especially when it comes to honoring the dead and what they chose to believe or did not believe. Such is the case when you have a family member that was an atheist, an agnostic, or a nature worshipper/druid. How do you go about organizing funeral memorial services for someone that is not Catholic, Protestant, or another organized and fully recognized world religion? It is complicated, but that does not mean that your funeral home cannot manage it. Read More 

3 Benefits Of Choosing A Scattering Garden After Cremation

Cremation has been on the rise for some time now, and projections indicate that it will continue to become a more popular choice as time goes on. In fact, a report from the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) suggests that the national cremation rate will climb to nearly 80% by 2035. One reason why more people choose cremation may be the flexibility that it provides for family members and loved ones. Read More 

Don’t Put The Burden Of Planning Your Funeral On Your Family

If you are getting up there in age, it's not uncommon to start thinking about death. While morbid, death is a part of life and it's something everyone has to face eventually. One way you could feel at least a little bit better about your own death is if you take ownership of it now by planning your funeral services while you are still alive. Here are three reasons why you should reach out to your local funeral home today instead of placing that burden on your family after you're gone. Read More