Local funeral directors - a comforting arm when you need them
Death is still such a taboo for British people and recent surveys have shown that more than 80% of us have never spoken to our loved ones about our own end of life plans. Whether it’s our own death or the death of a loved one, we don’t want to think about it however the reality is, it can be made more bearable by having a plan in place. Less than 1% of people who planned funerals for their loved ones in the last four years knew their wishes therefore by thinking about the send-off you want, this will give you added peace of mind and also provide your loved ones with extra comfort at an already difficult time.
How having a valid Will in place can make life easier for your loved ones
Whether it’s writing or updating your Will, many of us don’t get around to making arrangements for the future. We take a look at how having a valid Will in place can make life easier for the ones we leave behind.
Let's talk about funeral poverty
Back in 2015, the cost of a basic funeral sat at £3,693. However, in just over one year, this cost has risen to £3,897 with basic funerals increasing in costs by 103% since 12 years ago. Ahead of our wages, pensions and inflation, funerals have quickly become one of the UK’s fastest rising costs, so it’s no surprise that almost 28% of families are spending considerably less money on the send-off for their loved ones than they were only five short years ago.
POA: How should you choose your attorneys?
A Power of Attorney lets you appoint one or more people to make decisions on your behalf if you no longer have the mental capacity to do so. It is most common to choose people we trust, a partner, family member or a close a friend, but how should we choose our attorneys?
Decluttering: the magic of tidying up
The start of every year focuses us on what we would like to change and how we can make our lives as straight forward as possible. There has been a huge interest in ‘decluttering’ over the last couple of years, with Japanese author Marie Kondo at the centre of the global tidying up revolution.
The Growing Popularity of Eco-Friendly Funerals
Over 50 million people die, worldwide, each year and unfortunately most of their funerals are damaging to the environment in some way. With global warming and the destruction of natural habitats becoming a bigger issue in our society, more and more people are turning to eco-friendly funerals.