Funeral Topics A – Z

Topics A - D A Advance Directives African-American Funerals Alternative Funeral Providers Arranging a Funeral: What You Need to Do Ásatrú Funerals Asian Funeral Flower Customs


About Funeralwise.com ®

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The Funeralwise Preferred Provider Program — FAQs

How does Funeralwise.com differ from other websites serving the funeral industry? There are many internet-based businesses serving the funeral industry today. Some have similarities to Funeralwise.com. However, we believe the following combination of features sets us apart from the competition. Funeralwise is both a consumer resource and a business-to-business resource making it a dynamic marketplace […]


Funeral Checklists, Forms, and Guides

Print out an easy-to-complete Funeral Planning Workbook/Checklist or use our interactive funeral planner to compile everything needed for your funeral plan.



FTC Funeral Rule and Your Rights as a Consumer

Funeral Industry — Regulated by the States The funeral home industry is regulated on a state-by-state basis. Rules can vary widely by state and are subject to frequent changes making state regulations one of the greatest complexities of the funeral business. The vast majority of the jurisdictions require individuals to be licensed to provide funeral related services.


Why Should You Plan Ahead for a Funeral?

Funerals — Planning Ahead has Advantages Funeral Homes, cemeteries and other funeral service companies can help you arrange a funeral at any time -- even before there has been a death.


How the Funeral Industry has Evolved

In the U.S., the funeral service industry is relatively new. Until the 20th century, funerals in the U.S were organized by family and neighbors and held at home. People were often buried on family property. As communities became larger and more established common cemeteries began to be used. Funeral homes were later established to relieve the family of the logistical problems presented by a death.


Funerals 101: Everything You Need to Know

Guide to Funeral Products, Services, and Providers Here you'll find comprehensive, unbiased information about funerals. It's where you can learn what you need to know to make smart choices in planning funerals, purchasing funeral products, and supporting friends in grief.


Grief And The Holidays

Most of us look forward to the sights, sounds, and celebrations of the holiday season. For those who have suffered a loss, however, this time of year presents many challenges, not the least of which is how to make the difficult journey through grief when it seems all those around us are filled with joy. […]


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