Best Of 2018: 10 Things We Covered That You May Have Missed

Monday, December 17, 2018 • by Gene Newman

You could have read this stuff throughout the entire year. Or you could have waited until this very moment to see it all in one place. Either way, well played.


2018, we hardly knew ya. Seriously, why are the years moving so fast? Let’s slow things down a bit and take a look back at a year we can’t believe is already over.

Is There A Lawyer In The House?

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3 Simple Questions You Should Ask An Estate Attorney (And We Have The Answers)

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Since the rise of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, social media has become a big component in how we grieve. Unfortunately, it’s very easy for posts about a person’s death to skew performative or crass. So what’s permissible and what’s unacceptable about mourning in the digital age?

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Tips On Living To 100 From Centenarians Around The World

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For Those Who Are Fine With Ignoring The Whole “Live Forever” Concept

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Make Sure You Have A Will Before Eating One Of These Extremely Unhealthy Meals

We value honesty, like how all these meals are very clear in the fact that they’re trying to kill you.

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Everplans On Forbes

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When A Horrible National Or Local Tragedy Affects Your Life, It Becomes Part Of Your Legacy

Here are the reasons we should write down and document these traumatic experiences, even if they surface emotions we’d rather bury.

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You’re Not Alone

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Resources For People Completely On Their Own During A Desperate Time Of Need

Even if you think you have no support system, you should never have to go it alone.

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Pampered Pets

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Places That Will Take Care Of Your Pet If Something Happens To You

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The Cost To Cremate

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How Much Does It Cost To Be Cremated?

Even “ashes to ashes” benefits from shopping around.

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The Future Of Funerals

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How Technology Is Looking To Disrupt Your Grave

For centuries, the peak of cemetery technology was being able to etch a flower into a slab of rock. Now, thanks to smartphones, satellites, 3D printers, and human ingenuity, a memorial to a loved one can be much more than an urn on a shelf or a stone in a field.

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Thanks For The Kind Words

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Financial guru and bestselling author David Bach mentions Everplans in the 20th anniversary edition of his book Smart Women Finish Rich (page 140):

Bonus Five-Star Tip: Check out Everplans.com. This new website allows you to store and share everything important to you and your family regarding your will and family wishes. It’s an online vault for your digital archive of your will, trust, insurance policies, healthcare directives, passwords, and more. They have a free and really robust resource area on wills, estate planning, etc.

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