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What Is Burial Insurance and Is It Right for You?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) 2019 federal report revealed that New York has the third-highest average life expectancy in the United States at 80.7 years.However, they also disclosed that heart disease, cancer, and accidents are the leading causes of death in the state...

How Much Should a Headstone Actually Cost?

CNN recently reported that the pandemic has claimed over 900,000 lives in the United States since COVID-19 first visited the country in January 2020.It disrupted the global supply chain when demand for memorials rose. Essential materials, including rubber stencils, stone, and saws, are in lim...

How to Find a Grave in a Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery is a notable American monument with over 400,000 burials spread over 200 acres in Arlington, Virginia. Every year, the ancient cemetery holds around 3,000 military funerals. Time stated that New York is battling to keep up with the rising mortality toll from COVID-1...

How Much Does a Burial Plot Cost?

Humans have been burying the dead for millennia, much longer than we have records of such things. In fact, a child's burial in Kenya is the world's earliest known human grave.People of various races, creeds, and beliefs now do it worldwide. Beyond the cemetery fees, there will be extra costs a...

How to Transfer Ownership of Cemetery Plot

When you buy a cemetery plot, you do not own the land (it still belongs to the cemetery). You buy the rights to use the land for burials, placing headstones, and so on. This too is stipulated for a specific period. It is usually about 50-75 years for a coffin grave or about 25-40 years for a c...

How to Sell Cemetery Plots Fast

Selling a burial plot is more of a relationship business than a transactional one, due to the emotional nature of the sale.It is likely the buyers' final resting place, and that is a profound thought. You can touch your buyers' human side by giving them more than just a space to bury their lov...

Wake vs. Viewing vs. Funeral: What’s the Difference?

The Terror Management Theory (TMT) suggests that people afraid of death typically seek out and cherish things that give them a feeling of immortality.Living on in others' memories would be enough, even though we all know it's just a temporary comfort about being forgotten. This may explain why...

9 Ways to Find Out If Someone Died

Hungry Ghost Celebration (Yulan) is a Chinese festival that takes place on the 15th night of the 7th lunar month. The month-long commemoration was supposed to be a time for spirits to come out of their realm to wander.People appease the spirits' appetites by burning money and incense, preparin...

Funeral Planning Checklist

Recent research indicated that barely one in three Americans has an advance directive, such as the power of attorney or living will for last affairs. The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) reported that only 21% of Americans have discussed funeral plans with family members.After a l...

What Probate Is and How to Avoid It

Hyatt hotel founder Jay Pritzker amassed a $15-billion fortune through his hotel business in 1957. He died in 1999, and his heirs, the Pritzker family, were to continue the Hyatt chain's empire as a family-run corporation when he passed away that year. Soon enough, two of Jay Pritzker's grandk...