Funeral Products

Whether you are planning in advance or a death has happened or is imminent, buying funeral products can be difficult. Not only do you need to decide what products you need, but you have to determine the best way to buy them. Your best strategy is to arm yourself with as much information as you can. From caskets to urns to memorial items, our information can help you shop wisely.


Funeral Arrangements

Our how-to guide to making funeral arrangements will lead you through the process step-by-step… from the first call to arranging for the funeral services to purchasing funeral products. We also provide guidance on post-funeral matters such as filing death benefit claims and wrapping up the affairs of the deceased.



Funeral Cost

Learn the average funeral costs in the United States. Use our calculator to estimate your funeral cost and get tips on how to save money.


Four Funerals And No Wedding

By Guest Contributor Barry Slocombe The life of a funeral celebrant is rewarding. It can also be highly challenging. Earlier this year, Celebrant Barry Slocombe found out just how challenging. He decided to share his experience with us so that we could get a peek behind the curtain and see just what life is like […]


How to Beat the High Cost of a Funeral

Funerals are expensive! But just how much does a funeral cost? Even a basic funeral can cost thousands of dollars. What’s the secret to beating the high cost of a funeral? Without a doubt, planning ahead is the best way to manage how much you spend on your funeral. Waiting until the time of the […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


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