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7 Key Benefits of Estate Planning

A few years ago while I was working for a financial services firm, we had a retired couple come into our office. They wanted to make sure their beneficiaries and estate plan was in place and up to date before they went on a trip overseas. They had traveled before…...

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Beginner’s Guide to: Estate Planning – Part Two

Estate planning is a complex and often confusing process. But it’s something that we all need to address and have our basic questions answered. In part two of this series, we will look at four more questions that will help guide you on this journey of learning about estate planning.…...

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Five Options for Successfully Paying for a Funeral

A funeral is an essential expenditure, and a little planning will eliminate the uncertainty of costs and payment. If you don't plan for funeral expenses, you run the risk of your family having to ask friends and relatives to share an unexpected financial burden, which can put everyone in an…...

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Grief Expectations: What You Need to Know After Losing a Loved One.

We all know that losing a loved one is difficult. We know that we will grieve, but how much does grief impact your life? Grief can impact your whole person-mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. One thing to remember is to not distance yourself from your grief. You may want to…...

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How to Say “Thank You” After Your Loss

After the loss of a loved one, your friends and relatives will want to respond by expressing their sympathy. Flowers, condolence cards, meals and other acts of kindness are all ways of letting you know that your grief is shared and understood. It is not necessary to acknowledge every person…...

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6 Tips on Writing the Best Eulogy of Your Life

Not everyone has the gift of confidently speaking in front of others. And often the thought of public speaking throws many people into a panic. Add to that fear the common discomfort of discussing death, and it's easy to understand why the idea of delivering a eulogy can be disconcerting.…...

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Beginner’s Guide to: Estate Planning – Part One

What is an estate plan? Why do I need one? What happens if I don’t create an estate plan? These are all valid questions that need to be answered. In this series, we will look at your biggest questions and give you the answers you’re looking for. Make sure to…...

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Cremation, An Ancient Tradition Spanning the Stone Age to 21st Century

There’s a good chance if you’ve had any personal connections to someone who has passed away that you’ve thought about your preferred method of ultimate disposition: burial or cremation.  Cremation is only chosen about half the time, the rate of those who decide to be cremated has almost doubled in…...

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Learn about the Willwerscheid History

In 1886 a second generation American and father of eight established what we know today as Willwerscheid Funeral Home & Cremation Service. John Adam Willwerscheid, then Commissioner of the Saint Paul Fire Department, at the suggestion of a friend, founded J. A. Willwerscheid Mortuary. The original facilities were located in…...

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