FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Reimbursement Program Update

We have all been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in one way or the other. For those who have lost a loved one due to the virus, the journey has been particularly difficult. So it came as a big relief to many when FEMA announced it would open its COVID-19 funeral expense reimbursement program. The […]

Do I need the Wise Planning System if I have a prepaid funeral plan?

Question: Why do I need the Funeralwise Wise Planning System if I already have a prepaid plan through a funeral home. Answer: The Wise Planning System is a powerful tool that offers things your prepaid plan doesn’t — like ceremony planning, checklists, storing personal and genealogical information, and more. When you buy a prepaid plan […]

Heading South For the Winter? Don’t forget your travel protection.

Ah… The sights and sounds of Autumn–football, foliage, and the smell of turkey roasting. Unless you’re a snowbird, that is. If you’re one of the thousands of people who make the annual trek to the Sunbelt to stay ahead of Jack Frost, then your thoughts are more likely on packing up the car or the […]

Planning Your Funeral – No Money Needed!

Preplanning is not prepaying. When you think about planning a funeral in advance, you probably assume you’ll have to break out the checkbook. Think again. Preplanning and prepaying are NOT the same thing. There is a big difference between creating a funeral plan and buying one. You can prepare a comprehensive plan for how you would […]

10 Cremation Secrets You Need to Know

Are you thinking about cremation for yourself or a loved one? If so, you probably have lots of questions. Our list of 10 Cremation Secrets will help answer some of the big questions. If you want to know more, check out our cremation articles. We’ve also got everything you need to know about funerals and […]

Yes, planning a funeral really is just like planning a wedding.

Can you imagine having a big wedding without doing all the planning? As good as that might sound since you’d be skipping the stress, most of us would never even consider it. With all the details–from choosing the venue to selecting the food–it’s just not practical. So if you can’t imagine having that storybook wedding […]

What should I Know about Funeral Providers?

Funeral Directors Do I need to hire a Funeral Director? In the simpler times of early America, families were accustomed to handling funeral arrangements themselves or with the help of friends. It was a rural society and a "do-it-yourself" approach was a necessity. Even then, it was a difficult undertaking resulting in the emergence of […]

Using Crowdfunding for Funerals and Memorials

Until you experience the death of someone close to you, it’s hard to understand just how expensive dying can be. According to most estimates, the average cost of a funeral today is somewhere between $7,000 and $10,000. That’s average cost. Depending on the burial options you choose, you may end up spending less, or much […]

5 Things You Need to Know About Planning a Funeral

Life is full of things we don’t want to do, like paying taxes or going to the dentist. Some you can avoid, some you can’t. Planning a funeral is probably at the top of the list of things you don’t want to do. You can’t avoid dying, but you can avoid planning for it which […]