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Longest-serving Republican in Congress Dies

On October 18, 2013, U.S. Representative Bill Young of Florida died at the age of 82. He entered Congress in 1970. In 1995, he became the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee’s panel on defense in 1995. Over his career, he has been at the center of attention for many things. Young has long been […]

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It’s no surprise that Google’s Founders Want to Solve Death

Many wealthy men have aimed to live forever. Ponce de Leon spent time trying to find the fountain of youth. It is no wonder that Google’s Founders want to strive for immortality. Larry Page the CEO of Google and Arthur Levinson, chairman of the board at Apple, who will serve as chief executive of a […]

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Death Cafes- Would you attend a party about death?

Death is usually a taboo topic at most parties. Typically if death comes up at a party people will quickly change the conversation. Not to mention that you won’t be popular at the typical party if you talk about death. However discussing death can make your life fuller and allow you to live better. One […]

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Cremation Is the Latest Trend in the Funeral Business

Funerals are a $17 million a year business in the United States. Over the past year, cremation has been on the rise due to several factors. Last year 42 percent of the 2.5 million people who died were cremated. In the west, cremation rates are over 70 percent. In Nevada the cremation rate is 74 […]

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Out with DOMA, in with Social Security for Married Gay Couples

Yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling to outlaw DOMA and legalize gay marriage in the state of California was a huge deal in the U.S. The decision means that married gay couples now have the right to receive federal benefits in the 13 states that allow gay marriage, a ruling which can foreseeably have great financial as […]

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SunsetFinances.com Opens its Doors

We’d like to welcome you to SunsetFinances.com, an online website designed to commemorate and celebrate the special lives of those who have passed.   Many times, funeral services and burials are thought of as places to mourn, grieve and bemoan the death of a loved one. While deaths are undeniably sad and grief-filled, we are […]

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