Give Love to your Grieving Loved One

When someone experiences a loss, a trauma, or a personal trial, we are often moved to do something to show them we care. When the old standby, “Let me know if you need anything!” doesn’t seem to suffice, give your grieving loved one something that better communicates your love and […]

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Funerals During the Covid-19 Pandemic

The global pandemic that began just over a year ago has vastly changed many aspects of our daily lives. One of the most-affected elements of society is our ability to gather together in groups, as many counties and states have deemed large gatherings too unsafe to sanction during this time. […]

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Songs to Help You Heal

People sometimes suggest steering away from the “sad stuff” when you’re wrestling with grief and pain, but we’re actually here to tell you the opposite: sometimes we need musical empathy to release some of the emotional tension that builds up inside us. Curl up with some tea and some headphones […]

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What Funeral Flowers Symbolize

A traditional way to show one’s love and share condolences is to send flowers. Types of flowers symbolize different emotions and expressions. What are you really saying with your floral arrangements? Common Funeral Flowers Lilies: Lily arrangements are probably the most common funeral flower. Lilies in general represent purity and […]

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Volunteers honor unclaimed remains of forgotten veterans

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“Many of veterans here today were lost, never forgotten,” Salanti said.

About seven years ago, Salanti discovered a problem: The remains of thousands indigent and forgotten veterans left on shelves in funeral homes and cemeteries.

“We fail,” Salanti said. “How can we have people, thousands of thousands — and I’m telling you that we have one funeral that gave us four thousand, two funeral homes two thousand — how can they have that many unclaimed remains and urns sitting on their shelves?”

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The Secret to Gaining Referrals Every Time

Mastering the secret to preneed insurance referrals Mastering the secret to referrals can mean more business for you than any other lead source.

Research demonstrates that 52% of families would gladly provide preplanning referrals, but only 5% have ever been asked.

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Aligned Goals – Preneed

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I like football. I like the game, I like the intensity, I like the competition and I like the strategy behind the coaching. In football, the coaches and team have aligned goals; to score points. Each and every action during the game is based on the goal of scoring points. In the funeral industry, the game is replaced by service and the intensity is revealed in compassion.

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1099 Reporting For the Self-Employed Funeral Insurance Agent

1099 Reporting For the Self-Employed Funeral Insurance Agent

Do you understand the rules relating to 1099s and if you will need to issue any?

There are various forms 1099 but you most likely receive and issue Form 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Income, related to your business.

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Meaningful funerals do not just happen.


Creating meaningful preplanned funerals... they don't just happen.
Meaningful funerals do not just happen.

They are well-thought-out rituals that, at least for a day or two, demand your time, focus and attention. Like no other time before or after the death, the funeral invites us to focus on our past relationship with that one, single person and to share those memories with others.

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