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Celebrating a Life: Blog

Wednesday, 13 April, 2016

In recent years, we’ve experienced more American families choosing cremation as a final wish. It’s projected by the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) that in 2030, 71% of those who die will be cremated.

As the number of cremations...

August 18, 2016

How to Write a Meaningful Obituary

While there are elements of an obituary that people expect to see, such as funeral arrangements and possible memorial donation requests, there are certain characteristics that can make an obituary more meaningful.

Honor your loved one by telling a...

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August 11, 2016

4 Meaningful Final Resting Places for Cremated Remains

When a loved one passes away there are many ways you can celebrate their life. Today, cremation is a popular final wish for families and individuals. 

But once a cremation has taken place you still have to decide on a final resting place for the...

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August 4, 2016

Online Funerals: How Technology Has Reshaped Tradition

We shop, talk to friends and pay bills online. The Internet is a part of everything we do, even how we express our feelings. It's common to scroll through Facebook and see a happy or sad status. People share their lives in short, but public, posts....

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July 28, 2016

3 Tips for the “Sandwich Generation” to Find Relief

You get home from a long day of work to find your kids need money for a school function. Not only that, your parents need you to take them to the doctor in the morning, which will likely mean new medication you’ll need to buy.

This is the life of...

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July 21, 2016

Digital Life After Death: What You Need to Know

Digital assets are central to our everyday lives. From social media accounts to iTunes music collections, our electronic life is an extension of who we are.

When carrying out end-of-life plans for a loved one, it’s important to know and understand...

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July 14, 2016

Senior Financial Literacy: Make the Most of Your Money Post-Retirement

Retirement is a time when seniors adapt to many changes. You’ve spent your life building up a retirement fund to live a comfortable life, but even with your savings, you’ll likely need to make adjustments in your spending. Keep reading for tips on...

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July 7, 2016

3 Tips for Talking to Your Parents About Preplanning

If you’ve ever experienced your parents planning a funeral for a loved one, you know the stress it can cause. They had to rush to make decisions, pay for the services and accommodate friends and family. There was no time to process what was...

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June 30, 2016

A Comprehensive Guide to Simple Will Preparation

Creating a will is an emotional task. Acknowledging our own mortality can be a struggle, and putting it down on paper may be even harder. This is perhaps why 51 percent of Americans between 55 and 64 are without a will. You’re not alone.


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June 21, 2016

10 Questions and Answers About Funeral Etiquette

Attending a funeral can be an emotional and awkward experience for many people. It’s not uncommon to be unsure of what to wear, who to bring or how to act. Below are answers to common questions to help make this experience a bit easier for you.


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June 16, 2016

10 Sympathy Quotes for Someone Who’s Grieving

During a time of sadness, it’s often difficult to find the right words to say to someone. Sending your condolences or sympathy can make a difference in a person’s grieving process, but how can you make it meaningful.

Common phrases used are, “I’m...

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