Etiquette for Attending a Virtual Funeral

The etiquette for attending a virtual funeral or memorial service is not that much different from that for an in-person ceremony. The use of technology adds a few twists, but it is still a serious occasion where people gather together to support each other and begin the journey through grief. Of course, it never hurts […]


10 Tips For Having A Cheap Funeral

Lots of people look for ways to have a cheap funeral. It’s not that they don’t care about the funeral, they just can’t afford today’s funeral costs (see how much a funeral costs). Fortunately, with some pre-planning and a little creativity, you can have a nice end-of-life send-off without breaking the bank. In other words, […]


Funeralwise Funeral Assistance Program

The Funeralwise Funeral Assistance Program (FAP) provides members of participating organizations access to individualized funeral and memorial planning assistance. The Funeralwise FAP is a unique benefit that can help you provide your members with peace of mind when it comes to end-of-life planning. The Funeralwise FAP is designed to enhance the benefits offered by all […]


Learning How to Pay for a Funeral

It is never easy when someone close to you dies. In the best of cases, there is money set aside to cover the cost of burial and funeral. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work out that way and it can mean looking for how to pay for a funeral. Today’s average funeral costs more than $8,500 […]


Using A Funeral Celebrant: A Growing Movement

Using A Funeral Celebrant: A Growing Movement That’s Catching Hold If you aren’t familiar with the concept of using a professional celebrant to preside at funerals and memorial services, then you aren’t alone. The idea of using a secular professional trained to lead funeral ceremonies isn’t new, but it is a relatively recent phenomenon in […]


Funerals in the Time of Covid

From the way we work to the way we socialize, COVID-19 has had a profound effect on all of us. For those who have lost a loved one during these difficult times, the results have been particularly heartbreaking. That’s because it’s not just routine activities that have changed, but how we grieve.  At least for […]


Preplanning Your Funeral

Regardless of your age or financial situation, it’s smart to preplan your funeral. That way, your family will know exactly what you want when the time comes. Even better, you get to make your own decisions about the type of funeral you want. As an added benefit, when you preplan your funeral you can better control 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 […]


NEW ALLIANCE OFFERS A LONG NEEDED SOLUTION FOR FINAL EXPENSE PLANNING

Chicago, IL, September 25, 2018 – Funeralwise.com, an industry-leading funeral information resource, and the Final Expense Planning Specialist Association (FEPSA) have joined forces to offer consumers a new approach to final expense planning. FEPSA advisors now have exclusive access to an array of interactive planning tools and guides on Funeralwise.com. Through a secure Advisor Portal […]


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