• We All Love in Very Different Ways: Preserving the Family Relationship While Planning a Funeral
    Posted: 07/19/2023

    You are with someone with whom you share some history. Maybe it’s a brother, sister, or a childhood friend. You are talking about an event from the “old days” and you suddenly realize you all remember the event a little differently. Most of us have had this experience. Our relationships work in a similar fashion. The way we love, like the way we remember, is unique to each of us.

  • Why Plan Your Funeral in Advance?
    Posted: 07/18/2023

    We buried my dad last week. My dad’s funeral would have been just a little more than $8,000 not counting the luncheon or cemetery space. However, thanks to his pre-need funeral plan that he prepared 18 years ago at the funeral home, we got it for $5,000 and some change. Saving money wasn’t necessarily what motivated him to make the plan in advance. But, let me tell you, my mom was pretty pleased to know she didn’t have to write that check. 

  • 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.