What Is Direct Cremation?

Cut white rose bud and petal lying nearby on a white background

Direct Cremation Don’t be fooled by cremation service providers making a big deal about the words “direct cremation”. There is essentially no difference between a cremation and a direct cremation. It really upsets me when I see competitors pretending that they are doing something special by providing a direct cremation.   Every cremation is a direct…

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What Is “Cremation Society”?

Aluminum Urns

What’s The Difference? Maybe there was a time in history when the words “cremation society” had a special meaning, but that time has long since gone away.   There no difference between cremation societies and other providers of cremation services.   Cremation society is a marketing term mostly meant to mislead consumers.   The term cremation society is…

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The Ancient Teaching of a Roman Emperor Can Help Now

Emperor Marcus Aurelius

There are no two ways about it…the combination of the COVID-19 pandemic and current political unrest has affected us all, regardless of religion, political party, or financial means.   While it feels like these times are unique, that isn’t true.  In many ways, we are reliving a dark period of the Roman Empire.   From AD166 to AD180,…

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What’s The Cost of a Memorial Celebration Of Life?

Cost Of Memorial Celebration Of Life Service

It’s Too Expensive Almost every day we are asked, “Do I have to have a funeral service after I die?  After all, it is so expensive…” Our answer is “It is fine to do whatever you feel comfortable doing.  However, cost should not be a factor in the decision.”  Cost is never a good reason…

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Death Care Industry In China

China is Innovating The Death Care Industry

Digital Awareness Digital Technology has come to the death care industry in China. Just like in the United States, transparency created by the Internet is bringing prices down, increasing consumer information and awareness, and creating consumer-friendly competition. The Chinese death care industry historically has been government-owned and controlled. Local cemetery and funeral organizations were affiliated…

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Are Pets Cremated At The Same Time As Humans?

Are pets cremated with humans? No!

Another Myth! At least once a month someone asks me if people and pets are cremated at the same time and in the same furnace as humans.  This is an easy myth to bust.  Pet’s Are Not Permitted to Be Cremated With Humans No…pets are not cremated at the same time or in the same…

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Travel Assurance Makes Good Cents!

Travel Insurance Makes Sense

Lock In Your Cost Ahead Of Time Purchasing your prepaid funeral/cremation arrangements is one of the kindest and most financially responsible things you can do for your family. Not only do you lock in the cost of your funeral/cremation at today’s prices (rather than future inflated and higher prices), you help your loved ones’ cope…

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