Getting Federal Help for Funerals

Getting Federal Assistance

Help with funeral expenses from the federal government is limited, but there are some programs which may be able to help you. Among these are: Social Security (800-772-1213 / www.ssa.gov) The Veterans Administration (855-574-7286 / www.vets.gov/burials-and-memorials/preneed) The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) (800-621-3362 / www.fema.gov/disaster-funeral-assistance/a>) National Center for Victims of Crime (202-467-8700 / victomsofcrime.org) More […]


Burial Insurance: How to Find the Best Policy

You’ve come to the right place if you’re considering burial insurance. Deciding what policy to buy is not an easy decision. You need to do a little homework before you start shopping and we can help you with that. We’ll explain what burial insurance is, how it works and how it differs from other life […]


Eulogy for Tim Russert

“Good afternoon. I’m Luke Russert, proud son of Tim and Maureen. Just before I begin, my mother and I would just like to extend our deepest thanks for the tremendous outpouring of love and support we’ve received from all of you and everyone all over the country. Yesterday at the wake, we were very touched. […]


“This Is Us” gives the funeral we all deserve

Written By: Molly Gorny Think back to the last funeral you saw on a TV show. If you remember one at all, what probably comes to mind is lots of dark clothing and long faces. With a few notable exceptions (think Mary Tyler Moore and the Chuckles the Clown funeral), small screen funerals are somber […]


Funeral Home General Price List

A key requirement of the FTC’s Funeral Rule is that funeral homes must provide consumers with information in person or over the phone regarding prices BEFORE they start shopping or discussing services. The industry refers to the price list as a General Price List (GPL). Besides a list of prices for funeral services, funeral homes must show consumers […]


Who are the Funeralwise Wise Guys?

Funeralwise is led by a team of seasoned business pros who have many years of combined experience with funeral home and cemetery operations, as well as in-depth experience in other service industries. Richard Paskin, Co-Founder and Managing Partner “The Accidental Funeralwise Guy” I’m the co-founder and Managing Partner of Funeralwise. That did not come about […]


Classical Songs for a Funeral Service

Classical songs for funerals are characterized by emotion, passion, and timelessness. Regardless of the mood you would like to set, there are appropriate classical pieces. That’s why the genre has been an important part of marking many life milestones. Weddings, anniversaries, and funerals are all events where classical music, with its diversity and range, can […]


Keep the conversation about suicide going: focus on elder suicide

NOTE: This article was originally published in September 2014. While some of the statistics may have changed, elder suicide is still a much too common problem. We urge you to learn more about the issue and open up a conversation with anyone you feel might be in trouble. It’s been a little over a year […]


The self-penned obituary: Is this labor of love a trend or a movement?

Among my clearest childhood memories is my Dad turning to the obituary page when the afternoon paper hit the porch each day. Some days he would make a comment about a person who had passed, other times he would just scan the page and move on to the sports section. In our small Florida town, […]


Secular Readings for a Funeral Service

Quick Links for Secular Readings: General Selections | Spouse | Child | Unexpected Death | Suicide | Long Illness Secular Readings for Funerals — General Selections Out of Solitude


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