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We are a full service preneed and cemetery care fund management company in business exclusively for the death care industry.

GIVERS, TAKERS, MATCHERS

I was under the impression that there were only givers and takers in this world. Imagine my intrigue when I discovered there are also matchers. To better understand this concept, I scanned the internet and found a variety of tests that can be taken to determine which of these three types best describes a person.…
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THE WELCOMING CEMETERY

Cemeteries are generally beautiful properties in their own right. Artistic stone carvings with expanses of manicured greenery offer an oasis to the hustle of daily life. Steeped in history, they are places where, in the eloquent words of “Cemeteries” book author and architectural historian Keith Eggener, “Life meets death, nature meets city and present meets…
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PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE. DO YOU HAVE ENOUGH MONEY IN YOUR CARE FUND?

Do you have enough money in your care fund? This is a question we run into a lot in our travels across the country. Sometimes we ask the question of cemetery operators, but more often than not, the question comes from cemetery operators themselves. READ MORE..

MY GENES FIT ME: PART 2

Funny, how it’s so easy to procrastinate when you need to make difficult, life-changing decisions – like maybe prearranging one’s funeral, wink-wink. It’s as if I don’t make the decision, the problem will go away. I am sure a few of you know exactly what I am talking about. A very close friend of mine…
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MINDING YOUR OWN BUSINESS

When coming up with ideas on subjects to write about I never know which experience will bring inspiration. Today I was speaking with a funeral director who was explaining how a family had come to her regarding a prearrangement that had been set up with another funeral home. READ MORE…

MY GENES FIT ME – PART 1

You remember that exact moment when someone told you something and you truly hoped it was an April Fool’s joke? It happened to me on Halloween this past year while I stood in front of our booth in the middle of the National Funeral Directors Association convention hall in Boston. READ MORE…

THE PRENEED PRENUPTIAL

Personally, I never made enough money to demand or require a prenuptial agreement, I am a funeral director and unlike what the general public believes, “I don’t make a lot of money.” A few of the men I dated most likely would have demanded one, not because I look like someone that would have taken…
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PRENEED IN 2018

Preneed services help funeral directors create impressions and offer comfort long before the family needs a funeral service. In many cases, families opt for advance funeral planning so that they aren’t forced to make tough decisions during a difficult time and can simply focus on celebrating the life of their loved one. If a funeral…
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PUSHIN’ UP THE PROVERBIAL DAISIES

As the holidays fast approach, I find myself –as many others do –remembering those who are nolonger with us. How many times have each of us lost someone close and had to take care of theirfinal wishes? While everyone close to you is looking for you to make him or her feel better, or havethe…
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DEFENDERS OF THE LAST WISH

What stands out about your funeral home? I know there are days when we feel we’re on the proverbial hamster wheel, doing the same old thing for the families we serve. What do we need to do to bring it to the next level? Many believe the future rides on that drawer full of prefunded…
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