Paying for a Funeral

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 […]


Using A Funeral Celebrant: A Growing Movement

Using A Funeral Celebrant: A Growing Movement That’s Catching Hold If you aren’t familiar with the concept of using a professional celebrant to preside at funerals and memorial services, then you aren’t alone. The idea of using a secular professional trained to lead funeral ceremonies isn’t new, but it is a relatively recent phenomenon in […]


Making Funerals More Personal

You may have seen the latest TV ads from a national funeral home chain. The spots feature a motorcycle-themed funeral, a lap around a track for an auto racing fan, and a disco party for a dance lover. These commercials are examples of some very unique final farewells and highlight a new focus on creating […]


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 […]




Funerals By The Numbers

The Funeral Trends Ticker is designed to offer a snapshot of the options our funeral planners are choosing. The total “Funeral Plans Created on Funeralwise.com” is the total number of plans that our planners have created to date with our Wise Planning System. The percentages represent the number of people who have selected the indicated options. […]


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FUNERALWISE FAVORITES: 12 Unique and Thoughtful Sympathy Gifts

When someone passes away our hearts go out to their loved ones. We want to do something to help and to offer a token that shows we are thinking of them during their grief. Finding the right sympathy gifts to express our feelings can be difficult. There are tried and true options that are safe […]


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