Monthly Archives: April 2018

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What happens to your debt when you die?

What happens to your debt when you die? When someone dies, their debts don’t necessarily disappear. They are often passed on to the whoever was named as executor or administrator in their will. This can make dealing with the already difficult situation of their death much more stressful. If they died without a will, like […]

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What to do in a Funeral Procession

What to do in a Funeral Procession The funeral world seems to be full of opportunities to make mistakes, just look at Japanese funerals. It feels like almost every aspect of a funeral has a proper etiquette to follow. Among the most misunderstood of these is the funeral procession. When the pace on the road […]

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Should we re-use graves?

Re-using graves It’s thought that almost of half of England’s cemeteries will run out of space within 20 years. Everything points towards the government beginning to find ways to stop cemeteries becoming overcrowded. But the most obvious and effective way of doing so – re-using graves – doesn’t sit well with many people’s ideas of […]

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Would you want to live longer?

Would you want to live longer? Apparently, the first person to live to 150 has already been born. If you’re over 10, though, this probably won’t be you. In any case, we can all look forward to the security of the great advances research has already made. But would you want to live beyond the […]

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Not-for-profit funerals

Not-for-profit funerals This year (February 2018), the UK’s first not-for-profit funeral home opened in Glasgow. While it’s not everyone’s idea of a radical utopia, we’ve already got housing, childcare and sustainable business cooperatives – what’s to stop us from rallying like-minded people to take care of our funerals? Not to be confused with the well-known […]

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When someone dies without a will 

When someone dies without a will When someone dies and they haven’t written a valid will, their belongings must be shared according to certain rules. What constitutes a ‘valid’ will, however, is up for some debate. A Canadian farmer once scratched his will onto the tractor that was crushing him to death, and this seemed […]

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