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How Does Organ Donation Work?

Organ donation is the process of giving an organ or tissue to another person who is in need of an organ transplant. Organ donation saves lives and is a selfless act that helps those in need. Here’s what to know when it comes to organ donation. What is organ donation? Organ donation is when a

What to do When Your Pet Dies

No one wants to think about their pet dying but knowing what to do when your pet dies beforehand can save you a lot of panic in an emotionally tumultuous moment. Here's what you should know when it comes to handling the loss of a pet. Try to prepare ahead of time It's a good idea to talk with

How to Explain the Death of a Pet to a Child

No one wants to think about the loss of a pet, but it's an unfortunate reality that all pet owners face. Additionally, if you have children, there comes a time where you may find yourself having to explain euthanasia or why it's sometimes necessary to put an animal down. If you find yourself in the

How to Find the Social Security Number of Deceased Relative

If you're in charge of closing a loved one's accounts and settling their estate, you'll need to know their Social Security number. If you don't already have this information, closing accounts can be a headache. There are a few ways to find the Social Security number of someone who has died. This gui

How to Sell the Valuables of a Deceased Loved One

When a loved one dies, it can be difficult to know what to do with their belongings. Should you keep them, sell them, or give them away? And if you do decide to sell them, how should you go about it? Following are some of the options for selling the belongings of a deceased, along with the types of

How to Find Out How Someone Died

Finding out that someone died is some of the worst news a person can get, especially if they weren't expecting it. If you’re trying to find out how they passed away, especially if it was unexpected, here are some ways you can go about finding out how someone died. How to find out how someone di

How to Search the Social Security Death Index

The Social Security Death Index (SSDI) is a database of death records created from the United States Social Security Administration's Death Index Master File. The SSDI generally includes all deaths that were reported to the Social Security from 1962 to the present, but you're sometimes able to find

What to Look for When Going through the Mail of a Deceased Loved One

Going through the mail of someone after they pass away is an important part of gathering documents that are likely to be needed during the probate process and/or when taking care of accounts for a deceased individual. Knowing which mail to keep and which to discard can feel confusing, but some prepa

How to Close the Paypal Account of a Deceased Family Member

Paypal is a payment platform used by over 392 million people, so knowing how to handle a Paypal account after someone dies is useful. Closing a Paypal account is easy to do, so long as you have the right documentation and know the steps to take. Here’s how to close a Paypal account after someone die

How to Close the Venmo Account of a Deceased Family Member

Venmo is an app used to send and receive money between individuals and companies. If they had one, closing a deceased person’s Venmo account is one of many steps you should take as an executor to ensure all the deceased accounts are reconciled and handled and that all the money in the estate is acco

How do Pension Death Benefits Work?

Pensions can be confusing, even without the complication of a death. If someone has a pension, who does their pension go to after they die? If my dad died, can I get his retirement? Are there pension beneficiary rules? If any of these are questions you have, continue reading for more information on

How to Sign up for the Deceased Do Not Contact List

Getting marketing calls is exhausting without the added emotional turmoil of losing someone. Getting unwanted marketing calls and mail for someone who has passed away can be even more stressful. Luckily, there is something that can help you stop receiving these unwanted calls, emails, letters, and t

How to Secure Someone’s Personal Belongings After a Death

After losing a loved one, it's up to the executor, family (or those close to the deceased) to ensure that their affairs are in order, to the best of their ability. While many of these tasks are handled by an executor or appointed administrator, some of the tasks can be handled by friends and family

How to Perform a Home Check After Someone Dies

Performing a home check after someone dies might not seem like an urgent task (especially when you're considering the large list of things to do when someone dies), but it is important to ensure that the home is safe and clean. Performing a home check

What to do with Pets when the Owner Dies

When someone dies, their pets are often left alone and confused. This can be a difficult time for the pet, in addition to all the people who knew and loved the owner. Dogs, cats and other pets may not understand what has happened, and they may become anxious. It is important to take care of pets aft