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What is a Living Trust?

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Monday, May 9, 2011
Although much of the information you’ll find online regarding funeral planning has to do with funeral pre-plans and the kind of funeral insurance that allows you to tie your money into a specific funeral home, there are actually many different types of financial and legal steps you can take to secure your estate.

One such option in funeral planning is a living trust. Like a will, a living trust allows you to allocate your money and resources to your dependents.
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Living Trust Scams and the Senior Consumer (Texas Young Lawyers Assoc. 2002)

Last Updated ( Monday, 20 June 2011 13:10 )

The Black Death and the Flea

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May 24, 2011
Although we might be giants in a bug’s world, their impact on us is not always small. In fact, an insect’s interactions with us can sometimes result in permanent consequences on not only a human’s health, but on their life as well. And once in a great millennium, the devastation is not felt by just one individual, but by entire populations.
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Scattering ashes from a model plane

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Scattering Ashes
June 15, 2011
Well this is one more for the list. Mike Whitelaw from Bedford in the USA is honouring his father’s dying wish by scattering the cremated remains from a model aeroplane.

Mike explained "He said to me that he’d love to go up in this plane and have his ashes spread all over Margaree which he thought was God’s country,"
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Thanks to The Good Funeral Guide for altering us to this article.

Dying Man Gets to Hug His Dog For the One Last Time

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Cedar Rapids IA
June 16, 2011
Dying Man's Final Wish to be Reunited With Dog

A community came together to grant a homeless man his last wish. That dying wish was to see his dog one more time. It was a simple request, but one that meant the world to him in his final days.
Read the full article & see video (2 min 25 sec) at KCRG-TV

Newark funeral director found guilty of stealing body parts faces victims' family in court

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The Star-Ledger (
Thursday, June 16, 2011
NEWARK - Her hands trembling and her eyes welling with tears, Robin Samoilow today faced down the former Newark funeral director who had allowed her father’s body to be desecrated and sold for parts on the medical transplant market.
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Former Newark mortician sentenced to 5 years for stealing body parts (June 01, 2009)
Last Updated ( Sunday, 19 June 2011 11:03 )

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