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Debt After Death

February 20, 2014

Who is responsible for paying off the balance of the credit cards after the death of a loved one? And what about the mortgage loan? Not that you had anything else on your grief stricken mind when your loved one dies...but do you know the answers?

Happy Valentine's Day

February 14, 2014

It is difficult coming up with a topic related to planning for end-of-life and death when it is Valentine's Day.

After all, the media focuses on love stories, and chocolates and flowers-not funerals, terminal illness or tragic deaths.  Yet, love does show up sometimes in mysterious ways. Even when death is involved.

This story is a love story -as well as the death of two lovebirds.

Another Ferry Ride Before The Burial

January 31, 2014

One thing people rarely, if ever, think about is what happens when the one and only funeral home on any given island (this one happens to be located 30 miles out to sea), closes its doors and terminates its service to the island community forever.  Several newspapers  in December 2013 heralded the story of what would become of those who happened to die while they are either visiting, vacationing, or are permanent residents of Nantucket Island- also known as the "Grey Lady".

Tweeting Cancer

January 24, 2014

I find this fascinating.

There is a public "war" going on and it's about whether or not someone should openly and publically (via Twitter) discuss what it is like to fight Stage 4 cancer. This is a very delicate topic!

Planning A Funeral?

January 16, 2014

Funerals are happening every single minute all over the world; each funeral having it's own personal imprint and private touches to honor those that have died.

There has been an inordinate amount of headline news recently regarding planning a funeral. 

Sobering Stats and Facts For The Living

January 9, 2014

Sometimes, it is a good idea to take a look at stats and facts in order to fully grasp what is really going on in the world. The information posted below was found on the following websites: the Administration on Aging; the US census bureau; Alzheimers Association; The National Council on Aging; U.S. Defense Government;  The World Health Organization; National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

4 Reasons to Procrastinate and 5 Good Reasons Not To

December 18, 2013

Do you currently suffer from that nagging feeling in your mind, and in your gut, that the end of 2013 is looming, just a few short weeks away, and you have yet to accomplish the multitude of projects you had hoped to complete before the New Year appears shouting loudly "Out with the old, and in with the new"!?

Are you really good at telling yourself it is Ok to procrastinate when there are things you should be doing but don't want to do because "tomorrow is another day"? 

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