History of the Funeral Industry

How the Funeral Industry has Evolved

In the U.S., the funeral service industry is relatively new. Until the 20th century, funerals in the U.S were organized by family and neighbors and held at home. People were often buried on family property. As communities became larger and more established common cemeteries began to be used. Funeral homes were later established to relieve the family of the logistical problems presented by a death.


A How-to Guide for Making Funeral Arrangements

What To Do When Someone Dies Here you can learn what to do if a friend or loved one has just died or if death is expected sometime soon. The following guides will take you through the steps of arranging a funeral from making the first call when someone dies to the various arrangements to be made following the funeral.



Knowledge Bank for Agents

Welcome to the Funeralwise for Agents Knowledge Base! The purpose of this space is to provide you with one location for helpful content, links, and resources. Keep this page handy for when you have a question, want to add to your toolbox, or simply learn something new. Of course, we’re always available if there’s something […]


Wise Cremation Plan

Why Choose Cremation? The decision to choose cremation as a means of disposition after death is a personal one that can be influenced by a variety of factors, including cultural or religious beliefs, environmental considerations, financial considerations, and personal preferences. Here are a few reasons why some people choose to be cremated: A Cremation Prepayment […]


Wise Protection Plan Quote

Get a Free Quote for a Wise Protection Plan If you need help with funeral planning you’ve come to the right place. We are your complete resource with how-to information, planning forms, valuable guides, and planning tools. Our Wise Protection Plan is a one-of-a-kind plan to protect your loved ones and cover your funeral costs. […]


Prepaid Cremation Plan

Get a Free Quote for a Wise Cremation Plan If you need help with funeral planning you’ve come to the right place. We are your complete resource with how-to information, planning forms, valuable guides, and planning tools. Our Wise Cremation Plan protects your loved ones and covers your funeral costs when you are choosing cremation. […]


We Have a Whole New Look

February 2022 FUNERALWISE HAS A NEW FRESH LOOK! Over the past few months, we’ve worked hard to give our website a cleaner, more modern feel. Of course, we’ve still got all the information you’ve come to rely on, but the new navigation is designed to make it easier to find. In addition to what you […]


The Wise Protection Plan

A One-of-a-Kind Prepaid Funeral Plan The Wise Protection Plan is your all-in-one solution for prepaying your funeral. If you are worried about leaving your family with a financial burden at your end-of-life, this plan can be the solution you need. It’s more than a financial payment plan; it has everything your survivors will need to […]


Are You Part of the 50%?

FUNERALS BY THE NUMBERS The Cremation Association of North America (CANA) recently confirmed what many in the industry suspected: more than half of Americans now opt for cremation. The NFDA, which also tracks funeral industry statistics, estimates that by 2025, this number will be more than 60%. Rising funeral prices for in-ground burial are a […]


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