Three Generations of Family

5 Things You Need to Know About Planning a Funeral

Life is full of things we don’t want to do, like paying taxes or going to the dentist. Some you can avoid, some you can’t. Planning a funeral is probably at the top of the list of things you don’t want to do. You can’t avoid dying, but you can avoid planning for it which […]


Planning a Funeral Ahead of Time and Prepaying

Why should I plan my funeral ahead of time? Funeral arrangements will be a consideration for us all at some point in time and there are advantages to making them in advance. Funeral planning in advance: Puts you in control of your arrangements and ensures your wishes will be known. Provides social, psychological and emotional […]


Etiquette for the Surviving Family: Planning the Funeral

Arranging the Funeral Now that Your Loved One Has Died A funeral is a formal service of remembrance with the body present, in either a closed or open casket. Your funeral director or clergy can advise you on many aspects of etiquette relating to the actual funeral service. If your loved one hasn’t preplanned, you will need to make a number of decisions:


Considerations in Pre-Planning a Green Funeral

Many people, not wanting to burden their families with difficult decisions during an already difficult time, opt to pre-plan their funerals. Because green burials are a relatively new trend in the United States, you may not know what green options are available. With these pointers, you can plan a funeral that is natural, free of toxic chemicals, and minimizes your environmental impact.


Funeral Insurance Quote

Get a Free Quote for our 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. […]


Funeralwise For Agents FAQ

If you’ve recently joined the Funeralwise for Agents Program or are considering joining, you may have a few questions about the program. We’ve gathered the questions we hear most often, along with the answers. If you have a question that isn’t covered below, just let us know by emailing agency@funeralwise.com.


NFDA CPC for Funeralwise

The Final Expense Planning Specialist Association (FEPSA) sponsors live discounted training to obtain the Certified Preplanning Consultant (CPC) designation. Please read this page in its entirety before submitting your application for the self-study course. To download a copy of the application, click the link at the bottom of the page. The CPC Program is accredited […]


Funeral Director or Celebrant

Fall 2023 Funeral Celebrant or Funeral Director: Which do you need? As funeral celebrants have become more popular, many people are left wondering why they need a funeral director if they have a celebrant and vice versa. The answer is simple… it depends. Think about a traditional funeral where the funeral director handles details such as […]


After The Funeral

Summer 2023 As if planning the funeral weren’t enough, once the arrangements have been made and the service has taken place, there is still a lot to consider, especially if you are named as the estate executor. If you are thinking about your own funeral arrangements or helping a loved one, it can be extremely […]


Home Funerals and Burials

For most of history, we have cared for our dead at home. The deceased were memorialized in the family parlor and buried in the family graveyard. Embalming has been practiced as far back as ancient times, but it has not always been accepted in the US. The process from death to burial happened quickly enough […]


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