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Making Funeral Plans more Personal

I’ve blogged quite a bit recently about the importance of funeral planning mainly from a financial perspective; what with recent reports of ongoing increases in funeral costs and the financial difficulties more and more families are facing but what about the emotional side of things.

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No hope of trying to make ends meet!

I’ve just been reading the latest annual Cost of Dying report recently released by Sun Life Direct about the ever increasing cost of funerals and the impact on people in the UK. I can’t say I’m surprised that funeral costs have continued to rise; it’s been like that for the past 9 years and what with the current climate, continued rise in wholesale energy costs, previous experience of historically low death rates and increased competition, Funeral Directors face a tough old time which of course impacts you and I.

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Paying for a Funeral

Jul 31, 2013

Paying for a Funeral

Being a great advocate for including funeral planning as part of your everyday financial planning arrangements and having blogged already about Making a Will, I thought it was only right that I should talk about ways to pay for a funeral.

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Making a Will: Things to Keep in Mind

Having remarried at the age of 48, making a Will was one of the first things I did. I think to some, the thought of putting a Will in place sounds morbid or perhaps in some extreme cases mercenary, but actually it is the complete opposite. I put a Will in place to ensure that both my new wife and my grown up daughter were protected if I popped my clogs; I think one of the kindest things you can do.

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