Grave Markers, Memorials and Monuments

Shopping for grave markers can be overwhelming, especially if you are making your purchase during a difficult time. But it can also be extremely rewarding since the marker you select will be a lasting memorial to you or your loved one. Remember, you don’t have to rush. The marker will not be installed until after […]


Buying a Casket

Buying a casket is one of the most significant (and challenging) funeral products purchases you can make. They are big-ticket items with prices and features that vary widely. Fortunately, there are many beautiful selections in every price range. When buying a casket, it is not always easy to tell exactly what the price includes. To […]


Getting Federal Assistance

Help with funeral expenses from the federal government is limited, but there are some programs which may be able to help you. Among these are: Social Security (800-772-1213 / www.ssa.gov) The Veterans Administration (855-574-7286 / www.vets.gov/burials-and-memorials/preneed) The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) (800-621-3362 / www.fema.gov/disaster-funeral-assistance/a>) National Center for Victims of Crime (202-467-8700 / victomsofcrime.org) More […]


Cremation Information: Services, Pricing & Options

For those considering how we would like to have our final remains handled, cremation services have become an increasingly popular option. A recent forecast by the Cremation Association of North America (CANA) anticipates that by 2023 nearly 60% of Americans will choose cremation for their final disposition. A significant factor in the increasing popularity of […]


Cost of Cremation – Understanding the Prices

Asking how much cremation costs sounds like a straightforward question. Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as it sounds. The actual price of a cremation will depend on where you live and what type of services you choose. Even within your local area, prices vary widely depending on your selected provider. For example, the cost of […]


Cremation Services: Find the Best Provider

With so many cremation service provider options available, choosing the right one for you can be difficult. Our search directory can help you find cremation services in your area. If you are not ready to choose a specific provider, we can help you learn more about your options and discover the questions you should ask […]


Announcing the 2016 Memorial Day Photo Contest Winners

Chicago, IL–June 29, 2016: A photo of a service person participating in the annual Flags-In ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery was chosen as the Grand Prize Winner of the Funeralwise.com 2016 Capture Memorial Day Photo Contest. The photo, “Flags-In, Memorial Day,” submitted by Amber Knickman of Morrisville, PA, was by far the fan favorite and […]


2016 Capture Memorial Day Photo Contest Invites Entries

WILMETTE, IL, May 5, 2016, — Funeralwise.com invites photographers across the U.S. to participate in its 2016 Capture Memorial Day Photo Contest. This photography contest will recognize and reward photographers whose images convey the meaning and emotion associated with Memorial Day in cemeteries across the United States. Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, unofficially started […]


Creating a Celebration of Life

When someone dies, we want the chance to say goodbye, honor their memory, and look for meaning in the death. Throughout history, we have turned to serve these purposes. And, without a doubt, holding a ceremony to memorialize someone we have lost holds an important place in the process of handling grief. While the need […]


Burial Insurance: How to Find the Best Policy

You’ve come to the right place if you’re considering burial insurance. Deciding what policy to buy is not an easy decision. You need to do a little homework before you start shopping and we can help you with that. We’ll explain what burial insurance is, how it works, and how it differs from other life insurance […]


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