• Do I Really Need to Attend the Funeral?
    Posted: 07/17/2023

    Your presence is important. If there is any way possible, please, just be there. When a child is born it is a life changing event for the parents, siblings and grandparents at the very least. It may also be a life changing event for the kindergarten teacher five years in the future. Bottom line, life matters.

  • What to Look for When You are Buying Final Expense Insurance
    Posted: 07/17/2023

    Cost is important, but it’s not the whole story. Take a look at the premium, the amount you will pay each month, how long will you pay that amount? It is not uncommon to pay until you are 100 or even older. Will you be able to pay that amount each month as you age? What if you live to be 100? Will the benefit stay in place? How much will you have paid in by that time? It’s not unheard of for people to end up paying more than they will receive in death benefits.

  • How Much Do Funerals Cost?
    Posted: 07/08/2023

    For most of us, one of our first questions when we think we need a funeral home soon is, “How much will it cost?” It’s understandable that everyone wants a simple answer to this question. Unfortunately, there is no one simple answer.

  • Who Will Take Care of My Funeral Plans?
    Posted: 06/24/2023

    It is not uncommon for people to ask themselves, “Since I never had any children, who will take care of my funeral plans?” That is all the more reason to preplan your own funeral!

  • Moving After a Spouse Dies?
    Posted: 06/10/2023

    One of the realities of losing a spouse or a parent is the impact that event has on living arrangements. Are we living in the “right” place? Is the house too big? Is it too far away from family? Will my surviving parent be safe where they live? Should I move to be closer to mom or should mom move closer to me?

  • Memorial Day
    Posted: 05/27/2023

    Each year when Memorial Day approaches, American citizens get some mixed messages about what the holiday is really about. For many people, Memorial Day is a day off from school or work where they can engage in a BBQ or spend their first day at the beach of the year. But that’s not really what Memorial Day was created for. So, why do we celebrate Memorial Day? And how can we celebrate it with the origin in mind?

  • Lunch and Learn Event- Rooney’s
    Posted: 05/25/2023

    Preplanning is a gift to those closest to you, as they can have confidence that the details are exactly what you had in mind. Preplanning can also save money. With Woolley-Boglioli and Holmdel Funeral Homes, you also have the option to pre-pay, allowing you to control the costs of the funeral and ensure that you don’t …
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  • Make Family the Foundation for Funeral Planning
    Posted: 05/13/2023

    There are two ways to take care of funeral planning: 1) you can plan your own funeral in advance or 2) your survivors can plan your funeral for you after your death. Regardless of when it is planned, or who plans the funeral, the planning needs to start with your family. Your family should be the foundation for funeral planning.

  • Too Little Too Late – A Memorial Gone Wrong
    Posted: 04/29/2023

    Yesterday, Jane was on duty as a tour guide at a lovely little pre-revolutionary war church in rural Virginia. It was late in the afternoon when a youngish woman wearing shorts and a Cubs ball hat stepped into the visitor’s center looking lost. Thinking that she might need directions, Jane quietly approached to offer her assistance. The seemingly lost young lady said she just wanted to go in the church.

  • Preplanning Your Funeral in Your 60’s
    Posted: 04/15/2023

    According to a National Funeral Directors Association survey, more than half (62.5%) of us expect to participate in making our own funeral arrangements. And yet, less than a quarter of us have actually acted on that impulse. Not really so surprising since making funeral arrangements can literally be the very last thing we do. We can put it off right up to the end!