A Guide to Recognizing and Preventing Life Insurance Scams
article by SelectQuote Original Article Here Having a secure life insurance policy is one of the many ways you can ensure your loved ones are financially taken care of in the event of your passing. Life insurance policies not only cover funeral expenses, but they may also cover outstanding debts (in full or part, depending), and assist with living expenses.Read More →
Green Burials, Body Composting, and More…
The way we honor the dead is changing: • The status quo: Today, the vast majority of Americans are either embalmed and buried or cremated with fire after their death. • The shift: A small, yet growing number of people are starting to choose options outside this binary. • The impact: If the trend continues, tomorrow’s funerals could be greenerRead More →
Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
This article comes from Levon and Perconti Law Firm What is Nursing Home Abuse? Types of Nursing Home Abuse Signs that Someone May Be Abusing Your Elderly Loved One Why Does Nursing Home Abuse Happen? COVID-19 and Nursing Home Abuse Alzheimer’s/Dementia Abuse Nursing Home Abuse Statistics Reporting Nursing Home Abuse How to Prevent Nursing Home Abuse With over 15,000 nursingRead More →
What Happens to Your Body After You Die
Rudee Slavik, previously the Funeral Director at Legacy Funeral Care, and our current President, gives us inside details and options about what happens after death occurs. This was a fascinating and informative talk that many of the members have called or written to thank us for. And they also ask to see it again! So here it is: We haveRead More →
News from FCA National
October 20, 2022 Dear friends, leaders, donors, and supporters, This is it. The biggest victory for funeral consumers since the Funeral Rule was made effective in 1984. And your dollars, your volunteering, and your support, made sure this happened. Thank you! Today at a public hearing, the Federal Trade Commission voted to propose new rules to protect funeral consumers. TheRead More →
Looking to Lower Your Funeral or Cremation Costs? Join a Non-Profit Memorial Society
Some FCA affiliates have formal commitments with reputable licensed Funeral Directors to provide cremation or burial services for a pre-determined maximum cost. That cost is almost always lower than the cost to the general public. When you join, you have to outline your disposition preferences upon death. Do you want direct cremation, direct cremation with memorial service, direct burial, direct burial with graveside service or do you want a complete funeral? Maybe you want to donate your body to science at a medical teaching facility?
California legalizes human composting as an eco-friendly burial option
“The cycle of returning back to life is nothing new," said Assemblywoman Garcia. "It’s compost, it’s soil, so that can be used to plant trees, that can be used to plant a garden. It’s also good for the environment."
Clark Howard’s Important Advice on Funeral Planning
Read this article on Clark Howards website Article by Craig Johnson July 13th, 2022 Having a conversation about death can be difficult, but because you may have to plan the funeral of a loved one, it is important to have that talk, says money expert Clark Howard. If you don’t know your loved one’s wishes and you don’t plan ahead, youRead More →
How do I plan ahead for my death?
Many people ask this question but have no idea how to get started. The fact that you're reading this shows that you care. And what you care about is those people in your life who will be there when the time comes to deal with how to take care of your body once you are gone. So where do youRead More →
Retail Caskets for Sale
If you are interested in supplying your own casket for an upcoming funeral this information may be helpful.
How To Host A Memorial Service At Home
There are many reasons, especially these days, why hosting a memorial service at home instead of in a more public or common space might be the best for you, your family, and grieving loved ones. There are a lot of things to think about following the loss of someone close to you. Not to mention the often extremely high costRead More →
Top 3 Things To Know If You’re Scattering Cremated Remains In California
A person’s cremated remains must be scattered by a licensed cemetery, cemetery broker, crematory, registered cremated remains disposer, funeral establishment staff member or a family member.
What Is Aquamation?
Aquamation – also known as biocremation, resomation, flameless cremation, and water cremation – uses alkaline hydrolysis to dispose of human or animal remains. Touted as an eco-friendly alternative to cremation, it uses a heated alkaline solution to break down the body, leaving behind only the skeleton.
Get Your Ducks in a Row!
The San Diego Memorial Society strongly encourages everyone to get their end-of-life affairs in order. Failure to do so can cause your survivors unnecessary stress, as well as potentially thousands of dollars of unnecessary expenses.
How to Write an Obituary
This article comes from FuneralHomes.com Losing a loved one is one of the most emotionally challenging things we can face in our lives. Writing an obituary can help us memorialize the life and legacy of a special person we lost, as well as create a meaningful, lasting tribute to them in their honor. As you are grieving and mourning yourRead More →
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