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Mourning the Death of Your Pet

Having a beloved pet die is traumatic and painful, and the most natural thing in the world is to experience mourning over your pet. Our pets give us unconditional love, are always there to patiently listen to us when we need to talk, and are often our best friend. Even…...

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The Grieving Process

Since there’s very little grief training in our culture, people are often surprised by how hard their grieving process is. We usually don’t know what to expect until we experience a major loss and begin to suffer the consequences. It’s important to understand that grief is a pervasive experience that…...

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A Practical Guide to Honoring Our Veterans- Part Two: Burial Benefits and Allowances

In the second part of this article on veteran burial benefits, we will discuss what the burial benefits actually are and how your family can make the most of them. There are entitlements and restrictions to keep in mind when planning a veteran burial. We hope the outline below will…...

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A Practical Guide to Honoring our Veterans – Part One: Qualifications

Do you have a loved one that served the United States in the Armed Forces? Are you unsure what benefits your family may have from the honored service of your family member? There are burial benefits offered to our veterans and in this two part article, we will cover the…...

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Helping Others Experiencing Grief

When it comes to helping someone who is experiencing grief, you may have some questions about how to help. There are many ways you can support someone through the grieving process. Listening Listening to grieving people is the most important thing you can do. Listen in a non-judging way, and…...

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Four Reasons Planning Your Own Funeral Will Put Your Mind At Ease

We all knew them. The girls who have had their wedding planned since the age of 6. Or the boys who’ve been working on their business model since middle school. Many people start preparation for college, their wedding, their careers and their kids far in advance of when they actually…...

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Coping with the Loss of a Spouse

How can one possibly absorb the shock of the loss of a spouse? No matter how many years you have shared, memories of courtship, lifelong plans, and your marriage are most difficult to bear. Not to mention what has been left behind: children and grandchildren; dreams yet to be fulfilled.…...

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Helping Parents Cope With Losing a Spouse

Losing a spouse is incredibly hard. What can you do to help your parent through his or her grief when a spouse dies? This is one of the major losses in life, but there are things you can do to help. How to Help a Parent Cope with Losing a…...

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Options for Financing Funerals

A funeral is an essential expense. Thankfully, a little planning will reduce the uncertainty of costs and payment. If you don’t plan for funeral expenses, you run the risk of your family having to ask others to share an unexpected burden. This puts everyone in an embarrassing and uncomfortable position.…...

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Questions About Estate Planning

1. Why do I need an estate plan? Most of us spend a considerable amount of time and energy in our lives accumulating wealth. As we do this, there also comes a time to preserve wealth both for our enjoyment and for future generations. A solid, effective estate plan ensures that…...

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