Make a Lasting Impact
With the National Philanthropy Day right around the corner, the perfect opportunity is upon us to talk about how you can carry on the legacy of your loved one’s passions and life work through the inheritance you’ve received. Philanthropy can be a healing experience on the long journey of grief and ultimately peace from the loss of a loved one. But to start the process, you’ll first need a few tips to help you get started.Read more: Make a Lasting Impact on National Philanthropy Day
Your close friend had a loved one pass away and of course you’ll be going to the funeral but you want to get some nice flowers to bring as well. The question is, which flowers do you get? Here’s a quick and easy visual guide to the top 12 funeral flowers and their meanings.
Read more: Flowers and Funerals: What Should I Get?
If you’ve seen women with painted skulls on their faces around this time, you are not seeing just another halloween costume, but a part of the celebration of Dia de Muertos or Day of the Dead. While this holiday may have been recently commercialized in the U.S., there is a rich history of the holiday that goes back thousands of years.Read more: Honoring the Deceased on the Day of the Dead
As we age and begin to look at our options for financial help, many of us will turn to Minnesota Medical Assistance (MA), MinnesotaCare or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). If you are just beginning to look into your options, first you must understand what each program is and whether you would qualify. Once you have a grasp on those questions, you can then take steps to figure out how to reduce your total assets to reach the income limit by setting aside monies to pay for your funeral.Read more: Minnesota Medical Assistance & Pre-paying Your Funeral
Did you know that the taxation of certain assets is different depending on the type of asset? When it comes to leaving a lasting legacy for your family and the important causes you love, there are several key factors to consider. Today we will cover some insightful tips to help you make the most out of your estate planning.Read more: Taxes and Your Legacy Planning
Losing a spouse can be one of the hardest things we will deal with in this life. Adjusting to the loss of your companion can be devastating and unbalancing. If your parent has lost their spouse, there are some things you can do beyond the funeral planning stage to help them in their grief.Read more: Practical Tips to Help Your Parent After the Loss of a Spouse
You’ve got a distant relative’s funeral to go to this weekend and as you’re getting ready, all these pressing questions pop into your mind. What is the best thing you can say? What are good gestures you can do for the family? How do I best respect the family and friends that will be there?Read more: 6 Easy Do’s and Don’ts of Funeral Etiquette
You’ve made the courageous decision to donate a portion of your loved one’s assets to a non-profit but now you need to figure out who should receive your generous donation. There are many organization worthy of your donation, so we've come up with a couple of ways to help you with this decision.Read more: Philanthropy A to Z | How to Decide Who to Donate To After a Death
Do you remember the old Tombstone Pizza commercials and the phrase they coined - what do you want on your tombstone? While you can’t actually get pepperoni and cheese on the type of tombstones we’re talking about, the aged advertisement brings up a good question - what do you want to put on your tombstone or memorial plaque that communicates your story to those who are left behind.Read more: What Do You Want on Your Tombstone?
For all you animal lovers out there, this article will be so easy to relate to and likely difficult to read, as you most likely have had the privilege to experience the unconditional love given by a pet. Whether it is a dog, cat, hamster or even a special fish, pets can touch our lives in unexplainable ways. They bring complete joy and happiness to their owners and become an important member of our families.Read more: Mourning the Death of Your Pet