Check out the Conversation Project in the US and next time you’re prepping dinner, dicing carrots or enjoying a bite and a glass with friends, use Final Fling as the perfect excuse for starting conversations about life and death.
Ageing or aging, however you spell it (and both are right) it’s the timebomb of our era.
My recent post about caring for an elderly parent is the context for my continued thinking around ageing.
Caring for an elderly parent – where to start? That’s very ‘up’ for me at the moment.
We’ve been in rescue mode, driving an 86 year old for hours from a place of social isolation and increasing depression and anxiety to… well, you hope a place of some comfort and company but have to recognise it’s also in reality an unfamiliar household with different patterns, pace and rules.
If you want to engage others in thinking and talking about end of life planning, try a bit of Fling-O-Bingo to get the wheels oiled. We use this as a way of talking about key documents next of kin will need. We first used it at the Ideal Death Show in 2013. Recently, we shared it with […]
Whether you own a big car, a fleet of cars or a bus pass, wealth management might still be worth thinking about.
This week, we talk to Matthew de Courcy Ireland, independent financial adviser and pre-retirement specialist, to find out more.
We’re urging you to give the gift of life this Christmas. You only have to register as an organ donor to take a huge step towards giving the best gift ever. Life.
The Smith Commission Report, released today, could impact on funeral poverty and social fund payments in Scotland.
Funeral payments are likely to fall under control of the Scottish Parliament, though Bereavement Payments are set to stay with Westminster
I’m inviting Flingers to share one good reason that it’s Good to Be Alive this week. #GTBA Final Fling isn’t just about funerals and dying. It’s about the complex stuff we have to deal with while we’re alive. And part of that is actually being able to appreciate life. I’m very alert to the theme Good to Be […]
During November, Kate Hill, a member of Final Fling’s Marketplace – is offering FREE funeral wishes planning sessions. Kate is an interfaith minister and celebrant.
Bereavement and Tax – it’s changing again. There can be a mountain of paperwork to deal with after a bereavement, and everyday matters like dealing with banks, council departments and utility companies can become overwhelming. One area that needs attention after most bereavements is tax.
Final Fling’s Life Planning Tools encourage you to live life to the full – with the end in mind. So whether you’re thinking about caretaking digital legacies for the next generation, want to save others the burden of difficult decisions or just want to take responsibility for your own life and stay in control, try our Life Planning Tools.
Final Fling’s Safe Deposit Box is part of our Life Planning Tools – a highly secure space to store all your precious legal and financial documents: the 20 Essential documents you and your next of kin will need.
If that random no.10 bus got you, who would know your funeral wishes?
The scary thing is, one in four of us will NOT die on predictable path. That means we won’t see it coming. Out of the blue, we’ll be here and then gone. And someone else will have to make our funeral arrangements.
Do you have a Memory Box under the bed?
Great. Lovely for keeping locks of hair and old birthday cards and love letters.
There’s another way you might like to store digital treasures. Final Fling’s Memory Box.
Do you have notions of donating your body to science? It could save a fortune on a funeral as well as do good by giving medical students the chance to practice or make discoveries. Final Flinger David Goldberg shares his experience of trying to organise donating his body to science.
This week, Final Flinger, Jane Duffy shares her experience of living with Huntington’s Disease and tells us a bit a about how that impacts on her life.
We’ve been friends since school. I’d trust her with my life.
Next to signing up for a Final Fling account, the most important thing you can do today is appoint your Final Fling Keyholder. Your Final Fling Keyholder is the person who can access all the Top 20 essential documents and instructions you should store on Final Fling.
I’m making a serious plea this week to make your funeral wishes known to your friends and/or family.
I’ve just had a phone call from ‘Ewan’ – a friend of a Final Flinger ‘Jim’. Our poor Flinger is terminally ill and has now slipped into unconsciousness.
Post and win in July! To celebrate our new site launch, we’ve a bottle of fizz on ice for the best post in July. Have a go using the Bucketlist and you’ll enter the draw.
It can be helpful to take the burden off family by paying for a funeral – or the core costs – up front. Find out what a funeral plan covers.