Do you receive a tax refund? If yes, you may be wondering how to best optimize your hard-earned money in a way that is both meaningful and financially sensible for you and your family. Why not have your money work hard for you by pre–paying your future funeral arrangements? The best way to do this is by […]
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Did you receive a tax return after filing your income taxes? Wondering what to do with your tax refund to get the best bang for your buck? You work hard for your money, so why not have your money work hard for you a second time? Investing in an Eligible Funeral Arrangement You can use […]
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In 1998, as a third career, I knew when I graduated as a Class 1 Funeral Director that I wanted to specialize in the prepaid funeral planning with private, family owned Ontario funeral homes. Coming from a professional educator background, I knew that there was void to be filled in educating people and helping them […]
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Who needs a legal Will? Every adult of mental capacity over the age of 18 years! But, I Don’t Have Any Assets Many people say that they do not have any assets therefore they do not need a legal will. This is not true. You may have few assets, yet you still need someone to […]
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Last week I had the privilege of spending a week with my Mom in Curacao. What a beautiful place and the weather was absolutely fantastic. As Thanksgiving is approaching, I wanted to take the time to share my appreciation of this experience that I am very thankful to have shared with my mom.
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In a previous blog I wrote about Eligible Funeral Arrangements (EFA). The rules of an EFA mandate that the money set aside in a prepaid funeral plan is always the purchaser’s money. As such the assigned funeral home does not have access to these funds until the funeral is actually provided. The purchaser’s money is held by a third party that must insure these funds to $100,000.00. Further, these funds must earn tax exempt interest, which is paid into the prepaid funeral certificate. As your money is held in an escrow account, it is very easy to transfer the funds.
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I want to be an organ donor, but how are they sure I am really brain dead? While it might seem a strange question, it is a more common one than you would think. Especially in regards to wishing to be an organ donor. The answer to which is what is called a neurological determination of death, which I will go more into detail below.
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In this 4 part blog series I will talk about the four different types of markers: upright, flat, pillow and digital. This blog will focus on the digital marker.
According to Wikipedia, a QR code is the trademark for a type of matrix barcode first designed for the automotive industry in Japan. A barcode is a machine-readable optical label that contains information about the item to which it is attached.
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There are many things to consider when arranging for a pillow marker.
If it is a pillow marker the first consideration is the cemetery regulations. Cemetery by-laws regulate the placement of pillow markers on graves within their grounds. The rules and regulations will also stipulate the size, materials and type of pillow marker allowed. Before your finalize your order be sure you are in compliance with the Cemetery regulations, as they can and are known to refuse the placement of a pillow marker that does not comply with the by-laws.
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