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7 practical steps to prepare for death

Preparing for death, even just a little, can greatly reduce stress at an extremely emotional time for those that live on. By taking some simple steps for the only inevitability, not only can a lot of future stress be eliminated, but there could be a huge cost saving too. Why you should prepare   There are some important reasons to go through the process of preparing for deat ...

How much does a funeral cost and what are my options?

Trying to make funeral arrangements in the immediate aftermath of a death can be emotionally draining. Even more so if you have to deal with the added worry of trying to finance it. To help ease any concerns you might have, in this article, we’ll outline the average cost of different types of funerals to give you an idea of what you can expect to pay.  Costs can usually be pa ...

What is probate?

Probate (or confirmation in Scotland) refers to the legal documentation that gives someone the authority to deal with a person's assets after they die. Terminology and general info Estate - when someone passes away, all of their property, possessions and money make up their 'estate'. Executor(s) - if they made a will, they should have nominated one or more people to be res ...