P.O. Box 4621, Virginia Beach, VA 23454   • 757-428-5134 • smartfunerals@gmail.com

"Karen Jones provided all the basic information needed with a lot of humor and important facts.
Thank you!"

M.E. Va. Beach, VA 

"Very interesting and informative. More people need to know about your organization."
NG, Norfolk, VA

"Workshop very well done."
NG, Norfolk, VA

"Seminar was very informative and the right amount of time and information."
FZ, Va.Beach, VA

"Excellent! Fast-paced and covered all needed areas! Made us think. Good job!"  
AD, Williamsburg, VA




SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2016


111 W. Ocean View Av.e
Norfolk, VA

I’m sure we’ve all heard something like this: “My Mom died without a Will! Why should she have created one and what headaches would that have saved me? Should she have created a Will or a Revocable Living Trust (RLT)? Is one better? What is probate? My kids are over 18; how do I protect their inheritance, as they are still somewhat immature? What if my kids are under 18 and both my spouse and I die at the same time? Should I name a “guardian”? Should I name a “trustee”? I’ve remarried—how do I handle giving some part of my estate to my second spouse and my kids by my first marriage?


or this

"I’m healthy and a great driver and I don’t worry about accidents or hospital stays, because my spouse is on everything. So why should I bother with a Power of Attorney (POA)? What “powers” would my POA have? Are my adult children my best option? But I have 3 of them! Which one to choose…. and what if that child isn’t available when I need him/her? And what if I get really, really mad at the one I’ve chosen and I want to revoke that POA?"

Come hear long time FCAT member Malcolm Higgins, a local estate-planning attorney, give us his road map on what steps you need to take to manage situations like these and more.

You’ll be getting your normal meeting announcement with more details in the US mail, but please save the date and put the meeting on your calendar!



See Our Volunteer Tab

Another Way You Can Help!

Here's where you come in: We're looking for short testimonials to post on the website about the value of your FCAT membership. We've told the story. Now we need to hear how you have benefited personally. Not to put words into your mouth but here are some thought starters:

  • Finalizing end of life arrangements
  • Your talk with your survivors and how it went
  • Your plans for "simplicity and economy"
  • What you value most about FCAT membership
  • Our Annual Meetings - What you've learned
  • The one or two things about our work that have benefited you the most
  • Where you'd be today in funeral planning if you had not joined
  • The return on your investment
  • None of the above; you name it

Think it over and then send us an email at smartfunerals@gmail.com or write us at FCAT Box 4621, Virginia Beach, VA 23454

Be sure and indicate whether you'd like us to:

1. Use your name and city

2. Use your initials and city


If you are interested in having FCAT come talk to your group, we offer a free 45-60 minute presentation “Are You Good to Go” about FCAT, along with an overview on funeral planning options. Please contact us at smartfunerals@gmail.com or at 428-5134.