I’m pleased to share this news from my friends at Funeralwise.com.
Since the only things certain in life are death and taxes, Funeralwise.com is offering to ease the burden with free funeral planning and “tax rebates” of up to $500 to individuals who register on their website.
“Death and taxes are two certainties we all wish we could avoid. People are forced to think about taxes at least once a year, but they can avoid thinking about their mortality almost indefinitely. Yet there are many good reasons why people should do pre-need funeral planning, not the least of which are saving money and reducing the stress when there’s a death in the family,” says Funeralwise.com co-founder Rick Paskin.
The Funeralwise.com “Tax Rebate” sweepstakes is available to U.S. residents, ages 35 and older. Go to www.funeralwise.com/tax-rebate-sweepstakes for details and to enter. No purchase is necessary, restrictions apply.
Funeralwise co-founder Larry Anspach notes, “It’s much easier to do funeral planning when death is not imminent … a compelling reason to plan ahead. Younger people may not feel compelled to pre-plan their own funeral, but they should consider the consequences if their parents do not have a funeral plan. Would they know their parents’ wishes and the information needed to file a life insurance claim? Will they have time to put together a fitting tribute? Will money be available for a proper send off?”
Funeralwise.com provides free, do-it-yourself funeral planning via its website. Thousands of people have used the Funeralwise.com online funeral planner since it launched about a year ago. Creating a funeral plan begins with a “Quick Plan” of a few key choices: preferences for burial or cremation; type of funeral or memorial service; and additional services including embalming or transportation. The Quick Plan can be completed in a few minutes and provides high and low range funeral cost estimates.
Once a user saves a Funeralwise.com Quick Plan, access is provided to a free full-featured online funeral planner, the “Funeral Director Plan,” which enables a user to plan all aspects of a funeral, much like a funeral director would do. Both Funeralwise.com do-it-yourself planners are free of charge.
Aiming to provide “Everything You Need to Know About Funerals,” Funeralwise.com also features extensive information on funeral-related subjects including funeral customs, funeral etiquette, and grief support. Visitors to the site can subscribe to its “Word to the Wise” series of free guides at www.funeralwise.com. Also, Funeralwise can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Funeralwise .