Having a Cheap Funeral

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, […]


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 […]


FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Expense Reimbursement Policy

In June 2021, FEMA updated its Funeral Expense Reimbursement Policy. To read about the update click here. You can also visit the FEMA page for the latest information on the policy.  Note: FEMA will begin accepting applications for COVID-19 funeral-related assistance on Monday, April 12, 2021. The application should be made by calling the agency’s […]


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 […]


Do I need the Wise Planning System if I have a prepaid funeral plan?

Question: Why do I need the Funeralwise Wise Planning System if I already have a prepaid plan through a funeral home. Answer: The Wise Planning System is a powerful tool that offers things your prepaid plan doesn’t — like ceremony planning, checklists, storing personal and genealogical information, and more. When you buy a prepaid plan […]


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 […]


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 […]


We Still Need Funerals

Where Are Funerals When You Need Them? Funerals in the time of COVID Part 2 If you are like most of us, you are tired of talking about the pandemic, tired of staying home, and tired of worrying about whether you or a loved one has the virus. Unfortunately, for those who have lost someone […]


WHERE ARE FUNERALS WHEN YOU NEED THEM?

Funerals in the time of COVID Part 2 There’s an old saying about taking things for granted that goes something like, “you don’t miss something until it’s gone.” If nothing else, COVID-19 has put an exclamation point on that. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we’ve discovered a lot of things we’ve taken for granted. […]


Online Funeral Planner Now Free For Troubled Times

WILMETTE, IL., April 7, 2020 — Funeralwise, the industry leader in online funeral planning with over 47,000 plans created on its site, is offering its most comprehensive planning tool, the Wise Plan Complete, free to the public during the COVID-19 crisis. According to Funeralwise Managing Partner, Rick Paskin, “During these difficult times we want to […]


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