Four-Step Funeral Planning

If you’ve never planned a funeral before you might feel overwhelmed and not even know where to begin or what questions to ask. If so, you are not alone. In the early 20th century, Americans largely handed over the responsibility for caring for their dead to funeral directors. Over time, we talked about it less and less until we got to where we are now, largely ignorant of our options and what’s involved. Read more...


Funeral Planning Topics

Making your own funeral plans will help your survivors make decisions and control costs when you die. Grieving families without plans are ill prepared to select funeral goods and services or make sound decisions about funeral or memorial ceremonies. Pressed for decisions, they often buy more costly and elaborate funerals than they would if plans were in place and family discussions had determined what was and was not wanted. Read more...


How to Choose a Funeral Home

Perhaps your loved one is nearing death and you must find a funeral home quickly. Or you have decided to pick a funeral home for yourself long before it’s needed, to spare your family the ordeal of making this decision while grieving and pressed for time. Read more...