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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...

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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June 9, 2016

Are You Authorized? What You Need to Know When Arranging a Cremation

Before you can arrange a cremation service, you have to verify that you have the legal authority to make the decision. To prevent disputes, Ohio law only permits certain individuals to authorize funeral, burial and cremation arrangements in a...

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June 1, 2016

How To Write and Deliver a Great Eulogy

Were you chosen to deliver the eulogy for a dear friend or family member? If so, this is a great opportunity to honor someone who was close to you.

The eulogy is part of the funeral or memorial where people share in their grief and reflect on the...

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May 26, 2016

Medicaid and Funeral Preplanning: Plan Ahead to Avoid Regret

How many times have you made a quick decision that produced poor results? How did you feel after you made it? Research shows that people who feel rushed tend to regret their decision, even when it turns out well. You can even regret mundane...

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May 10, 2016

Life Insurance vs. Funeral Policy: Am I Covered?

When a loved one passes away, you may be left scrambling to pay for the funeral. You know there is a life insurance policy in place, but you might not see that money for some time. And you’re not sure if it will cover the whole cost. This is all...

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