How do cemeteries make money?

Oct 13, 2014
The better question may be: What do they do when they run out of space?
Even the front lawn of Washington Cemetery is crammed full of plots. 
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Life as a remover

Jul 15, 2014
It takes a certain temperament to move corpses to funeral homes for a living.

PODCAST: Size does matter for FedEx

May 8, 2014
The new nominee for HHS Secretary goes before the Senate. And more Americans are going online to find cremation urns.

What ghosts are you living with in your house? (Plus, a quiz!)

Oct 31, 2013
Want to know who died in your house? Now there's a website where you can find out.

Understanding the high cost of saying goodbye

Mar 22, 2013
Ten percent of all health care dollars are spent in the last year of life. Those final days are when the toughest, most costly decisions are made, and emotion can easily overrun decision making. Here's one man's story about the choices he made.

Far-flung relatives now watch funerals online

Feb 22, 2013
Turns out online funerals aren’t just for celebrities. More and more families across the U.S. are looking at them as a way to cut costs, and include more friends and relatives.

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The dangers of summer fun

Aug 8, 2012
Some of America's favorite summertime activities may be fun, but they come with a lot of risks.

Letters: An estate planning primer

Jul 13, 2012
This week's letter segments tackles questions for the senior set.
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Federal student loans at death

Apr 30, 2012
I've got a fair amount of student loans. I've also got a good job as a college professor, and I will be able to pay them off eventually. But I'm concerned about my wife. If something should happen, do student loans transfer to a spouse or do they stick with me? Rudolf, Providence, RI