The Crowdfunding Funerals Trend

Funeral traditions are diverse. While historical funeral traditions shape how we celebrate a life and lay loved ones to rest today, new trends are developing all the time. With funerals becoming more and more expensive every year, how a person funds a funeral is also changing, along with the nature of the funeral itself.Crowdfunding funerals involves

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What does the Future of Funerals look like?

Funerals have evolved over the years and will continue to be shaped by people’s changing concerns and customs, as well as technology; the future of funerals will become increasingly personalised to the individual. The Affordable Funeral The average cost of a funeral in the UK is £4,184*, but cheaper alternatives are emerging, which are likely

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The Importance of Later Life Planning

Life expectancy is at an all-time high, with a greater number of us living longer than ever before. While this is great news, it means later life planning is increasingly important, particularly when it comes to your financial affairs.  How will you fund your retirement, what will happen to your estate, and what will your

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Funeral Cars: The Best Options

It is an important decision choosing how you want to make your final journey; whether it’s the traditional funeral cars – a hearse followed by limousines – a horse and carriage, or a procession of motorbikes following the coffin in an adapted sidecar, your last ride can reflect you, your personality and what you love.

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Enjoying Your Retirement

You’ve worked your whole life, bought a house, raised a family, and now it’s time to kick back and begin enjoying your retirement. The world is your oyster… So, how do you make the most of it?  Enjoying your Retirement: Planning is key Fretting about money is not going to lead to an enjoyable retirement

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Choosing a Headstone

A headstone is a place to visit and memorialise life, and can be a beautiful reminder of a loved one. Choosing a headstone is an important aspect of planning a funeral if you have chosen a burial; not only does the headstone mark someone’s final resting place, it’s a long-lasting, personalised memorial to that individual,

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A Brief Look at the History of Funerals

Ancient Funeral Practices The history of funerals is varied and diverse in practice. Ancient Egyptians mummified and buried their dead with riches in pyramids to pass into the afterlife. Similarly, Aztecs and Mayan tribes buried their dead in elaborate tombs with belongings and food as an offering to the departed soul.  Roman funerals were often

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Buying a Burial Plot: What to Consider

Burial is a popular, traditional method for a funeral ceremony. When buying a burial plot, it is important to consider a variety of costs that accompany the purchase. Purchasing a burial plot is key in the planning of a burial ceremony, and learning about things to consider in the early planning stages can help ensure

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Considering Funeral Plans for Under 40s

According to BBC News, prepaid funeral plans are an immensely fast-growing industry, rising over 350% over the last decade alone, with over a million people planning their own funerals in the UK. Funeral plans for under 40s are one of the best ways to ease the financial burden and future funeral planning pressure on your

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