Bereaved Etiquette

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.


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. […]


Retirement Plan vs Funeral PLan

August 2021 RETIREMENT PLAN VERSUS FUNERAL PLAN Are you taking the right approach to funeral planning? For most of us, planning for retirement is an ongoing process. We start early in our careers, tweaking and refining as we go. As life events call for it, we modify the plan. Crucial to any retirement plan is […]


Funeral Insurance Frequently Asked Questions

Our Funeral Insurance Frequently Asked Questions will give you quick answers to the questions we hear the most. If you have a question that doesn’t appear below, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We also encourage you to visit our Funeral Insurance page. This page offers a comprehensive discussion of options and tips on […]


Wise Planning Workshop

Welcome to our Wise Planning Workshop! This 30-minute workshop has been pre-recorded for your viewing convenience. Our topic is funeral preplanning. What You Will Learn In this fast-paced workshop you will learn: Why funeral preplanning is beneficial for your family, your loved ones, those you will someday leave behind. The facts about funerals and funeral […]


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).


Wise Planning Workshop

Welcome to our Wise Planning Workshop! This 30-minute workshop has been pre-recorded for your viewing convenience. Our topic is funeral preplanning. What You Will Learn In this fast-paced workshop you will learn: Why funeral preplanning is beneficial for your family, your loved ones, those you will someday leave behind. The facts about funerals and funeral […]


Funeral Etiquette

Funerals can be socially and emotionally hard to handle whether you are planning the service for your own loved one or paying respects for a friend or co-worker. We have lots of tips and advice to help you navigate the difficult days of mourning.


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