Estate, Financial & Administrative Matters after Death

After the Funeral: What You Need To Do

Following the funeral a variety of estate, financial, and administrative matters must be addressed. Maintaining organized personal records will be most helpful to the people responsible for these tasks following your death. The tasks that may need to be done include:


Artificially Intelligent (AI) Funeral Planning

It’s a New Frontier in Artificial Intelligence A new generation of artificial intelligence (AI) is all the rage now. AI programs have been used for years, but the latest technological breakthrough is “generative” AI programs. These new AI programs, also known as chatbots, can respond to virtually any query. They can answer questions, hold a […]


Cremation Cost & Prepaid Cremation Plans

Prepaid cremation plans allow you to pay for cremation before you need it. In addition to the actual cremation, you can pay in advance for other elements, such as a memorial service or celebration of life. Prepaid plans are available for the full range of cremation services. Plans range from simple direct cremation (no service, […]


We Are Grateful For You

November 2021 As we move through our day-to-day business, it’s easy to take important things for granted. For a business like ours, we rarely get to thank the people who make our work possible: you. As we head into the holiday season, we’d like to take a moment to let you know how grateful we […]


Pet Loss

The love between a pet and its owner is a powerful bond. When a cherished companion passes away, the pain can be deep. Our pet loss pages are designed to offer comfort and support as you cope with the loss of a cherished companion. We can also help you learn how to support a loved one who is grieving the loss of a pet. Here, you'll find resources to help you process your grief, from understanding the emotions of pet loss to creating meaningful ways to honor your pet's memory. We'll cover practical tips for dealing with everyday reminders of your pet, coping with loneliness, and finding support from others who understand. Whether you've just lost your pet. still healing from an older loss, or supporting someone who has experienced a loss, these pages can be a gentle companion on your journey.


How can a Death Doula help?

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). What is a death doula? If the pandemic highlighted anything, it’s how important it is […]


What is a Death Doula?

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). What is a death doula? If the pandemic highlighted anything, it’s how important it is […]


Funeral Customs

Funeral customs offer a powerful way to express grief, respect the deceased, and find comfort in tradition. We have provided an overview of many groups’ beliefs concerning death and the afterlife. We also discuss how they regard grief and the unique aspects of their funeral ceremonies and customs. We’ll help you explore how different cultures approach death and explore the rituals, symbols, and ceremonies that mark this significant life passage. Gain insight into the beliefs that underpin these traditions and learn how families honor their loved ones in unique and meaningful ways. Whether you're seeking to understand a specific culture's practices or broadening your perspective on death rituals, we can help guide you on this cultural exploration.



Focus on Funeral Insurance

May 2021 FUNERAL INSURANCE: PRENEED OR FINAL EXPENSE? What’s right for you? At Funeralwise, we’re all about planning. As we always say, the best time to plan a funeral is BEFORE you need it. Preplanning your funeral doesn’t have to cost you anything (see our Wise Planning System). Still, eventually, you’ll have to think about […]


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