How to Deposit a Check Made Out to a Deceased Person

There was a huge debacle this year with the stimulus checks. The government sent out quite a few checks made out to a deceased person. Family members were distraught because of the unexpected reminders of their loved one. Moreover, they were confused by what to do with these checks. Stimulus checks are different from other checks, but it made many people start to wonder: How do I deposit a check made out to a dead person? Is It Illegal to Deposit a Check Made Out to a Deceased Person? In the Read more [...]

5 Ways to Minimize Burial Expenses

I recently had a conversation with a friend about the various costs associated with her relative's funeral. Having never had to organize or pay for a funeral myself, I was shocked to learn just how many fees were involved. Luckily, there are a lot of ways to minimize burial expenses. 1. Get Insurance in Advance If you're able to plan ahead then the best way to minimize burial expenses is to get the proper insurance in place ahead of time. This includes life insurance as well as burial insurance. Read more [...]