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Articles featured in the Resources section are here to inform, educate
and entertain visitors about end-of-life planning and events. You will find articles here to support each of the seven Check-Out sections as well as a General Interest section. Please enjoy and share!

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Featured Articles

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February 16, 2020

We Love Our Pets. Plan to Keep Yours Safe

4. Taking Stock

Make a Succession Plan for Your Pets & Animals We love, love, LOVE our pets… And they love us right back, unconditionally. They depend on us for their care and well-being. But, what if something should happen to you? Of the 6.5+ millio...

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January 30, 2020

How I Reinvented My Life By Changing My Style…

Guest Authors

(When I Was Diagnosed With Incurable Cancer) What if I told you that dramatically changing your life can take place with just one pivotal style secret? And that this secret can make ALL the difference between staying stuck and living the...

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Hold your fork story by Annette Hupp
January 23, 2020

Keep Your Fork!

Guest Authors

Keep Your Fork! There was a young woman who had been diagnosed with a terminal illness and had been given three months to live. So as she was getting her things ‘in order,’ she contacted her Pastor and had him come to her house to discus...

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January 22, 2020

Guest Authors

Guest Authors

For your reading pleasure, we have started this new section called “Guest Authors” when we invite writers to contribute relevant and interesting articles. Please note that the views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in the text belong s...

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July 8, 2019

How to Leave a Lasting Legacy

6. Making Memories

Sharing the Wealth of a Life Well Lived Updated February 14, 2020 Whether we make the choice or not, we’re all leaving a legacy behind. You don’t have to be “rich” to leave behind a legacy that positively impacts the lives of o...

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June 28, 2019

The Story of Check-Out

General Interest

From Loss, Comes a New Beginning Who hasn’t experienced a sudden death in the family? It’s pure trauma made worse by the harsh decisions to follow, but does it really have to be that way? The end came suddenly, and unexpectedly. The mo...

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June 27, 2019

Top Ten Burial Trends

5. The Big Event

Which burial method suits you? Ever wonder about burial trends beyond the more traditional burial and cremation options? Let’s review some of the more exotic approaches. From being made into jewelry to being shot out into space, there...

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June 18, 2019

How to Build a Great Team

3. Build Your Team

Sure, building an end-of-life plan will help your friends and family when they need it most, but having a group or team of people that you can trust to carry out your plan is like gold. Known as “The Team,” these are the people you...

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June 12, 2019

How to Write a Great Eulogy

7. Celebrate Your Life

The eulogy is known as the speech given at a memorial, celebration of life or funeral service. At its best, it both commemorates and celebrates your life and it's typically delivered by a family member, close friend or minister....

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May 29, 2019

The Psychology of Planning

2. About You

Creatures from squirrels to man use planning to ensure successful outcomes. So, we’re comfortable with planning in life, but what about death? Without a definitive end-of-life plan, your loved ones are left with an overwhelmed pile of...

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May 28, 2019

Building Memories in the Digital Age

6. Making Memories

It is often said that we are the sum of our parts… That the key events we experience contribute to who we will become. The memories you leave behind will not only help family and friends remember you, but they might just learn...

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April 23, 2019

Taking Stock: Tips and Hints

4. Taking Stock

There's no need to wait until the end to take stock of the things that occupy space in your life. The CheckOutPlan section called Taking Stock provides a unique solution that helps people to identify their most important possessions....

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September 24, 2016

Top Ten Communication Tips

1. Having "The Talk"

Use These Tips to Have Productive Discussions Do you consider yourself a leader? Here is the opportunity to lead the conversation about mortality and planning with family and friends. While the subject matter itself  can be fraught with...

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September 24, 2016

Leaving a Thoughtful Goodbye

1. Having "The Talk"

Writing a Just-in-Case letter is a way to make peace with family and friends. The intent is to provide a warm and personal statement on who, and what helped to define your life....

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