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Clark Howard’s Important Advice on Funeral Planning

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, you could find yourself out of a lot of money Read More →

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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 you Read More →

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Retail Caskets for Sale

If you are interested in supplying your own casket for an upcoming funeral this information may be helpful.

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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 cost Read More →

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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.

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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.

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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 your Read More →

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Death Away From Home

Death away from home brings a lot of questions. If you have a loved one who has passed in another state or country, we hope this article will help.

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Pre-Need Questions and Answers

This article is from the Cemetery and Funeral Bureau of California Pre-need Q & A Read online Printer Friendly Version A guide to making advance funeral and cemetery arrangements. When you make funeral and cemetery arrangements in advance, you ensure that your final wishes are carried out, and you spare your family the burden of making choices at Read More →

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6 Things Funeral Homes May Not Tell You

Updated and adapted from the book "1,001 Things They Won't Tell You: An Insider's Guide to Spending, Saving, and Living Wisely," by Jonathan Dahl and the editors of SmartMoney. Additionally edited by Andrea Barnes, San Diego Memorial Society, Sept. 19, 2021 There's no need to shop around. All mortuaries charge about the same thing. Uh, not so fast... First some Read More →

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Death in One State and Need Burial in Another

I recently had a call from a fellow in Ohio who wants to be buried with his family in San Diego. He told me he has no family or friends to help out with things at the end. So, it was important that he have everything dialed in beforehand. I explained to him that he will need to get things Read More →

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How Can I Plan Ahead for the Death of a Loved One?

If you live in San Diego County you can call us and sign up your loved one as a member of the San Diego Memorial Society. We have 11 contracted mortuaries to choose from. Once the time of death arrives, the mortuary is called, the membership number is given to them, and the discounts are applied. Click here to apply. Read More →


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