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Funeral/Memorial Planning

The growing number of funeral and memorial options available enable you to plan a service that truly reflects your personality or that of your loved one.

3 Reasons to Buy a Cemetery Plot in Advance
Purchasing a cemetery gravesite before you actually need it can offer several advantages.

What is a General Price List?
The six key disclosures that every GPL must contain, and when funeral consumers should expect to receive one.

How to Return Human Remains to the United States
The steps you should take to ship a deceased body to the United States for burial/interment if your loved dies while traveling overseas.

How to Ship or Transport Cremated Human Remains
There are various convenient options to help you get ashes from Point A to Point B.

What is a Funeral Celebrant?
An explanation of the services a certified funeral celebrant can provide and how he or she differs from a funeral director.

101 Euphemisms for Dead, Death or Dying
The reality of death and dying makes us uncomfortable, so we often resort to terms like these to avoid it.

What is Preneed?
What is preneed funeral insurance or a funeral trust? What advantages does preneed offer to consumers?

Why Choose Cremation?
Three significant aspects of cremation explained to help you decide if it is right for yourself or someone you love.

What is a Green Burial?
While definitions of "green" vary, interest in eco-friendly ground burial is steadily growing.

What is the Funeral Rule?
Five things every consumer should know about this important federal law before purchasing funeral goods or services.

Obituary Outline
A simple outline to help you write a meaningful obituary.

How to Write an Obituary
Get tips for writing a meaningful obituary.

10 Unique Ways to Handle Cremated Remains
10 unique -- and sometimes unusual -- methods of handling cremated remains for anyone seeking something different versus scattering.

How to Memorialize a Death: Memorial Benches
Establishing a memorial bench in a public place beautifies your community while honoring your deceased loved one.

What is Direct Cremation?
An explanation of the direct cremation process to help you determine if it is right for you or someone you love.

Funerals Stories - Readers Share Stories From Funerals
Readers share their worst funeral experiences - crazy family members, fights, and missing bodies are some examples of funeral horror stories.

What is Alkaline Hydrolysis?
A description of the process and benefits offered by alkaline hydrolysis.

5 Reasons to Plan Your Own Funeral
Have you considered planning your own funeral? Here are 5 reasons why you should...

Veterans Death, Burial & Memorial Benefits
An overview of the burial and memorial benefits provided to those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

What is Cremation?
A thorough explanation of the cremation process to help you determine if it is right for you or someone you love.

How to Write a Eulogy: 5 Tips for Success
Five tips to help you write and deliver a touching, meaningful eulogy in nearly any funeral or memorial setting.

Plan a Funeral or Memorial Service
Find out how to plan a meaningful memorial service for yourself or your loved one with these simple steps.

Write a Eulogy or Remembrance Speech
Information on funerals and memorials, including cultural and religious considerations. Tips on how to plan services and memorialize loved ones.

Funeral Etiquette: 5 Things You Should Never Say
Here are five common expressions you should never utter to someone grieving the death of a loved one.

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