Delivering a eulogy is a great honor. It's important to choose the best person for the task.
Funerals used to be a family affair but with the price of a full-scale funeral rising and the finances of many consumers stuck in neutral, it’s getting so that many families have a hard time coming up with the money to finance a funeral when a loved one dies.
By Ted David Guest Column There is an old song from 1944 entitled “Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall.” More than just a song, it is a truth that each of us, at some point in our lives, will face some unpleasant or perhaps even devastating event. For many
Consumers are often surprised by the high price of a simple newspaper obituary, which these days can easily exceed $500. Not too long ago, newspapers ran obits for just a few dollars, but as classified and display advertising have largely moved to the internet, newspapers are taking a more predatory
It may not be a pressing concern at the moment but the question of how to handle your remains after death is one that’s starting to be considered by many environmentally aware consumers. Traditional burial in a graveyard has rather severe environmental costs. Graves take up valuable land, leak
Cremation has rapidly become the most popular choice of American families, now accounting for more than half of funeral services each year. It’s less expensive and, in most cases, simpler to arrange. Cremation also does away with the “viewing” of the deceased that many now find distasteful. Contrary to
Considering that the mortality rate of humanity is 100 percent, we’re not very well-informed about our options when the inevitable happens. In fact, a new survey finds that only 25 percent of consumers know that funeral homes are required to provide price quotes by phone and an itemized list