Good Record-keeping Helps New Business Owners Avoid Tax-time Headaches

Good Record-keeping Helps New Business Owners Avoid Tax-time Headaches

9 Unique Ways To Care For Your Loved One's Cremains

Terra Fields

After your loved one is cremated, you have to decide what to do with his or her remains. You could go the traditional route and scatter the remains in a place that had meaning for him or her. You could also choose a more unique final resting place. Here are nine unique things you can do with your loved one's remains. 

  1. Make an hourglass. You can have some of your loved one's remains placed inside of an hourglass. You will not be able to use it as a timepiece, but it can be a beautiful memorial for your loved one that is right there in your home. 
  2. Get a diamond. There are companies that offer the ability to turn cremated remains into a diamond. The diamond can be customized by cut, color, and size. 
  3. Insert the remains in a pencil. Your loved one's remains can be used to fill a set of pencils. Depending on the company you use, the pencils can be customized with an inscription. 
  4. Use a teddy bear. Instead of the more traditional urn, you can opt for a teddy bear urn. The teddy bear memorial can be sat in a special place in your home. 
  5. Get a tattoo. Some people have used part of their loved one's remains to get a tattoo. The tattoo artist can mix some of the remains with ink and then apply it to your body. 
  6. Hop a plane. If you still want to go the traditional route and scatter your loved one's remains, try a larger area. There are plane services around the country that offer ash scattering. 
  7. Try a paperweight. Some of your loved one's remains can be infused with glass to make a paperweight. 
  8. Opt for fireworks. Find a fireworks company that is willing to incorporate your loved one's remains in fireworks. Some companies will even put on a display for you and your family. 
  9. Make a coral reef. If your loved one was into preserving the environment, you can have his or her remains made into an artificial coral reef. The reef can help preserve marine life for years to come. 

If you are choosing to go for a more unique way of dealing with your loved one's remains, try to stick to a way that speaks to how your loved one lived. Talk to your friends and loved ones about additional ways you can handle your loved one's remains. The funeral home, one like Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel & Crematory, would also have ideas.


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Good Record-keeping Helps New Business Owners Avoid Tax-time Headaches

I have been a business owner for years, and I want to share some tips for success with new entrepreneurs out there who are struggling. I have had my share of business ups and downs, but there was one lesson that it took me way too long to learn: Good financial record-keeping year-long keeps tax time from being so stressful. During my first year in business, I kept most business expense receipts, but when tax time arrived, I found out that I needed to save much more than just those receipts. Thanks to technology, I was able to recover most of the documentation I needed, but it was a huge headache. I quickly invested in good record-keeping software and it made tax time much less stressful during the following years.