How to Plan an Affordable Funeral

Monday, October 31, 2016 | 1:24 am

These days a funeral can cost upwards of $27,000 and even if the cheapest ones are around $2,000. No matter how much you want to honor your loved one, some families still can’t afford it. But there are ways to ease the financial burden.

Compare funeral homes – there are several websites dedicated to helping consumers find low-cost funeral services in their area. They offer free instant quotes online, and lets money on funeral arrangements in their area.

You can always consider home funeral – in most states, it’s actually legal to say final goodbyes at home — from start to finish. You can complete a death certificate (with a doctor’s or medical examiner’s certification), file it, care for the body at home, and take it to its final resting place yourself. It’s cheaper and also a great idea.

Cremation is another cost effective option that lets loved ones hold on to their departed family member. With cremation, burial of the funeral urn is at a later date is still a possibility.

A good and very appreciative option is also to donate the body to medical school. There are normally no costs and medical school covers everything— this includes transportation of the body and the handling of the remains. After the study, cremated remains are returned to the family.

These are only few options of how to make your funeral more affordable – to learn more and to read about Cedar Hills Mortuary and Accommodations you can visit cedarhillmortuary.net.

 

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