Create a Great Funeral Plan on October 30th in Just Five Minutes

Las Vegas, NV October 14, 2009 – It’s no trick or treat: October 30th is the 10th annual Create a Great Funeral Plan Day – got plans? Americans can easily tackle this vital task with just five minutes at the computer using’s Quick Plan feature.

“ Funeral planning is much like planning a wedding,” says Funeralwise co-founder Larry Anspach. “It has many of the same elements, only it is a celebration of a life past instead of two lives going forward. Our Quick Plan is like the wedding engagement, when you make the most important decisions, and the details follow at a later time.”

“Considering that relatively few people have funeral plans and most do not discuss their funeral preferences with family members, even a basic plan is a great funeral plan,” says co-founder Rick Paskin. “With the Quick Plan, you make several key choices concerning your funeral arrangements. In a matter of minutes, you complete the most important elements of a funeral plan and get a funeral cost range. That’s a great step forward for most people.”

The Quick Plan debuted April 2009 and thousands of people have already used it. Traffic to the site is growing monthly. The Quick Plan outlines preferences for burial or cremation, type of funeral or memorial service, additional services such as embalming or transportation, and a low and high range funeral cost estimate.

Once a user saves a Quick Plan, access is provided to a free full-featured online funeral planner called the Funeral Director Plan, which enables a user to plan all aspects of a funeral, much like a funeral director would do. Both Funeralwise do-it-yourself planners are free of charge and both feature instant funeral price estimates based on the user’s funeral plan. They are a convenient way to take care of this important element of life planning., with the motto “Everything You Need to Know About Funerals,” aims to bring the traditional funeral industry into the digital age. In addition to its online funeral planning tools, the site features extensive information and guides on funeral-related subjects including funeral customs, funeral etiquette, and grief support. The site’s blog, Digital Dying, explores trends in death and related industries and examines perceptions and practices regarding living and dying.

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How Much Will Your Funeral Cost? Try Our QuickPlan to Find Out.