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What is a Funeral Trust

What is a Funeral Trust

The Internal Revenue Service defines a funeral trust as “a ‘pooled income fund’ set up by a funeral home or cemetery to which a person transfers property to cover future funeral and burial costs.” Funeral trusts allow people to pay funeral expenses in...
Estate Planning Basics 2021

Estate Planning Basics 2021

If you want to get your affairs in order, a high priority is making an estate plan. You never know what the future holds, and it’s always good to have a plan just in case. Creating an estate plan prepares you and your loved ones for whatever may come, and it is easier...
Jewish Funeral Customs

Jewish Funeral Customs

According to the History channel, “Judaism is the world’s oldest monotheistic religion, dating back nearly 4,000 years. Followers of Judaism believe in one God revealing himself through ancient prophets.” Jewish culture includes a mourning period known as shiva and...
What Is the Cost of Hospice Care?

What Is the Cost of Hospice Care?

If you or someone you love is terminally ill, you may think of turning to Hospice Care for help. Hospice care focuses on helping terminally ill patients live comfortably and includes pain relief care and symptom management.  With hospice, the focus is no longer on...
What Does a Funeral Home Do?

What Does a Funeral Home Do?

If you’ve ever wondered why you need a funeral home to plan and arrange a funeral, it’s a job more significant than you think. There is much planning involved in arranging a funeral. Let’s look at the perspective of a 4th generation funeral director and see, “What...