There lies a double-edged truth about life insurance. It is a universe of products and services that help families in a time of need. But it generally requires somebody to die (or for there to be the risk of someone dying) to work. This makes life insurance one of the many parts of what some might consider the “death industry.” But don’t worry if that moniker seems grim or even distasteful. There are services that are far more difficult wrap one’s head around, such as hiring a professional mourner to give the departed a proper sendoff into the afterlife. 

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