Preplanning

Plan Your Epitaph Day

Here is a vocabulary word for the day. Epitaph. What is an epitaph and why do I need to have one? According to Google, epitaph is a phrase or form of words written in memory of a person who has died, especially on a tombstone. April 6th is Plan your…...

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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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3 Tips for Preplanning as a Procrastinator

When someone has died, it becomes someone else’s responsibility to take care of the funeral plans. There are many tough decisions that go along with planning a funeral.  Will it take place in a church or out in nature? Will there be a viewing or an open casket or will…...

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How to Write SMART Goals

Last week on the blog, we discussed why writing your goals down makes a big difference in actually achieving them. Make sure to go back and read it! This week, we will be talking about how to write SMART goals.   Have you heard about SMART goals? It is a…...

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Why You Should Make Goals

“A little boy in the sixth grade named Steve who came from a low-income family, wearing hand me down clothing and suffering from a stuttering problem, was sitting in class listening to his teacher as se gave them a new assignment. She asked the class to write down what they…...

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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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A Resolution to Plan for the Future

Make a Resolution to Complete Estate and Funeral Planning While your friends resolve to make this next year the one where they finally lose weight, get fit and kick those unhealthy habits, why not do yourself and your loved ones a favor and complete your estate and funeral planning? It’s certainly…...

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Why Prearrange?

It is important to recognize that death often places unanticipated burdens on survivors. Making all the arrangements – for the funeral or cremation, cemetery, the casket, the pastor, the flowers, and on and on – all while they’re trying to come to grips with their loss, is a lot to do.…...

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Should Pre-planning My Funeral be Part of My Estate Plan?

Estate planning is the act of preparing for the transfer of a person’s wealth and assets after his or her death. Assets, life insurance, pensions, real estate, cars, personal belongings, and debts are all part of one’s estate. The person who owns the estate must be the one to create…...

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