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Funeral arrangement choices must be made clear

By Joseph Casper How many times has a great expectation of yours turned into a grate expectation? Just when you believe everything is going spectacularly well, great becomes grate and soon a very bad experience evolves. The Federal Trade Commission requires all funeral services to provide a full price list of all possible costs before […]

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Retirees turn more attention to personal legacies

Life histories, ethical wills and video recordings are just some of the ways people are leaving their personal legacies for loved ones. Their use is becoming more common and small businesses are emerging to meet the demand.

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What is old school in the world of funeral arrangements?

By Joe Casper Recently I went into an Asian restaurant and asked the young waiter, “My father loved chicken chow-mein. How is it here?” To which the waiter replied, “Old school.” So what is new school? Based on the waiter’s response, it was clear that this remains a choice, but more people are ordering new […]

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Tips for international funeral shipping

By Joe Casper More and more people have the desire to return to their homeland in the event of their death. The old adage applies, “Home is where the heart is.” With America’s ever expanding ethnic diversity, there are increasing numbers of people who want to repatriate to their homeland. For many, funeral-shipping expenses can […]

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Times are changing when it comes to funeral planning

The more things change, the more they remain the same. However, for the American funeral these are changing times.
One of the biggest changes is the preference of cremation over burial. Cost is the main factor. All crematories in Massachusetts are located on cemetery grounds.

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