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It May Not Cover Pandemics Talk about fine print surprising and hurting consumers…if you read the fine print on most medical travel insurance policies you will discover that they exclude coverage for pandemics, including COVID-19.   This means, even if you purchase medical travel insurance that is intended to cover medical expenses while traveling, you aren’t…

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Cremation Rates Around The World Ever wonder how many people get cremated around the world.  Well, it turns out that the United States lags most industrialized countries in terms of cremation versus burial.  According to the Cremation Society of Great Britain, in concentrated urban areas around the globe, the cremation rate is often greater than…

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Keys to a successful water scatter. Almost every day we are asked about water scattering of ashes.   We know that water scattering can be a meaningful and impactful way to say goodbye to your loved one.  But, we also know that water scattering can be a disaster.   Wind, current, and waves often do not cooperate,…

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Help for Grief

I have suffered the loss of close family members, and, while I have gotten used to the passing of my loved ones, I have never gotten over it. Some days, it seems to me that the funerals of my parents, Aunts and Uncles, Nephew and close friends were just yesterday, and I am overwhelmed with…

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ed Cremation and Burial Rates

Cremation Popularity Is Growing! According to the 2018 National Funeral Directors Associate Cremation and Burial Report, increasing numbers of families are choosing cremation over burial. The national and local trends are unmistakable and irrefutable. The reasons behind the relative increase in cremation are primarily cost and convenience. Cremation is simply less expensive and provides many…

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