Blog Archive: September 2013

At my birthday dinner last night, I was reminded by my (older) friend that at 29, I should realize how I’m “getting up there.” Although I know he was just trying to get a rise out of me, I couldn’t help but become fixated on aging. Time does fly.

I still get carded, wear boy's Converses, am petrified of spiders, and the concept of diapers grosses me out; I don’t consider myself old. At the same time, I realize my arbitrary immature aspects do not save me from the inevitable aging process. Yes, I’m an adult.

Death + Dinner = Delicious. Bloomberg Media recently highlighted the “death dinners,” which recently collaborated with Everplans, in an effort to get people to discuss end-of-life plans while they’re healthy...and hungry.

As a general rule, it’s safe to assume that if you use a reputable crematory the ashes in your possession belong to your loved one. If you’re still skeptical, here are some of the strict protocols they follow:

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USA Today offers up a long story, at least by USA Today standards,  called "Knowing when you need life insurance."  No big revelations, but the accompanying video is what caught our eye. 

Summary: If you're unattached without kids, you don't need it. If you've got anyone depending on you, you need it. Money writer Hadley Malcolm succinctly explains who needs life insurance and the basics on how to get it...