Funeral Planning in the LGBTQ+ Community

By Guest Contributor Catherine Durkin Robinson Catherine Durkin Robinson is the owner of Anitya Doula Services. She completed the End-of-Life Doula Program at the University of Vermont and is a member of the National End of Life Doula Alliance (NEDA). Focus on LGBTQ Funeral Planning Death is known as the great equalizer, but equality isn’t always […]


Talking About Your Funeral Plan

DOES YOUR FAMILY KNOW WHAT YOU WANT? You’ve probably heard us say that the best time to plan a funeral is before you need it. The same goes for talking about your funeral plan with your loved ones. It doesn’t do much good to have a plan in place if no one knows about it. […]


Personalized Funeral Preplanning

The Wise Protection Plan from Funeralwise At Funeralwise, we recognize the importance of planning ahead. That’s true for all phases of life–whether you are starting to build your family, embarking on a career journey, or getting ready for retirement. Many people don’t realize that planning ahead for death is just as important as planning ahead […]


Find out How Much a Funeral Costs

Your guide to understanding and managing funeral costs. Find out the U.S. average funeral cost. Get instant cost estimates with our free funeral planner.


Preneed Funeral & Burial Contracts – What You Need to Know

To obtain a price guarantee, you can enter into a "pre-need contract" with a funeral service provider and/or cemetery. Your funeral plan will be the basis for the pre-need contract which will specify the services and merchandise being purchased. You can contract in advance for some or all of your funeral goods and services. Many people choose to pre-arrange only their cemetery property — a plot or crypt. Others contract in advance for funeral services, burial services and merchandise (e.g., casket, burial vault, or monument).



Are You Taking the Right Approach to Funeral Planning?

RETHINKING FUNERAL PLANNING – Take the same approach you take to planning for retirement. Most of us are accustomed to thinking about retirement planning. Even if retirement is years away, we understand the need to have a firm plan to get to where we want to be and retire comfortably. A good retirement plan includes […]


FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Reimbursement Program Update

Update: On June 29, 2021, FEMA announced an update to their policy regarding death certificate information to determine reimbursement eligibility. If the death certificate does not attribute the death to COVID-19, you should submit a statement or letter from the medical examiner or coroner that attributes the death to COVID-19. This policy applies to deaths […]


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