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Funeral Planning Basics (Estate Planning) Paperback – January 24, 2011
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Nothing says that you need be on death's doorstep before confronting the issues involved in planning for a funeral, but if you are getting up there in years or have a family, there is no set time to begin. There's that old cliché, "better safe than sorry," but in the case of funeral planning you definitely don't want your loved ones to experience the "sorry" part when it can easily be avoided. For example, have you even informed someone whether or not you want a burial or prefer to be cremated? There is no need to let your loved ones second guess you when you can take care of the intimate details of your funeral. Only you know what you prefer.
For example, I was going over a small section of this with my spouse and was surprised at some of his answers. One of the words he was saying was "if," something that should be eliminated from any dialogue concerning this subject. In this book forms can either be copied or downloaded from the enodare website using "unlock codes" included in the book. Do you want a burial at sea? How about a military service? Speaking of services, do you want one and church?Read more ›
Enodare Funeral Planning Basics is a very complete reference. At the end of this review I am including a table of content as it gives a good idea of the completeness of this reference. This book is helpful in both planning your funeral as well as knowing what to do when a loved one passes away. It also can be a good way to start this difficult but important discussion with your family members.
Not only does the book goes in great deal of details on every topic with various pluses and minuses of each option, but it provides several appendixes with forms and check lists which simplify and organize what one needs to do.
It is mostly aimed at Christian traditions. It has two brief mentions of Jewish funeral traditions in regards to cremation and the specific coffin types required by Judaism. I think the only thing that could have made this book even better than it is would be if it had sections about funeral traditions of various religions. I think that might be especially helpful to blended families that came from different religions and may have no knowledge about the differences in funeral traditions.
I found this book very educational. I hope I will not need to reference it for a long time, but now I feel more prepared when a death in the family might occur.Read more ›
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Thought it covered most things one needs to consider for prep lambing without pressure from funeral home pressure.Published on September 11, 2014 by James R. killingsworth
This book is very well researched with lots of helpful information. It offers handy lists, and forms to download. Read morePublished on February 17, 2013 by Lis B
When my sister died recently, the family was thrown into a bit of an uproar. One of the surprises that hit the family was planning for a funeral. Read morePublished on August 26, 2012 by The Reviewer Formerly Known as Kurt Johnson