Financial Aspect of Burying a Loved One
When you are faced with the death of a loved one, the last thing you would want to hear is that the cost of funerals is high. However, the sad fact is that most families are shocked at how much it costs to give their departed loved one a decent farewell. The average cost of funerals has increased significantly over the past two decades. However, this is an expense that you simply can’t avoid. Understanding the costs and how to prepare for them will ensure that you make the right choices for your family.
Start planning early
Now that you know that funerals can be expensive, it is a good time to start planning for your loved one’s funeral. This is possible if you have a loved one who is not doing well and will most likely be saying farewell soon, e.g. someone who is terminally ill or someone on life support.
It is important to think about the direction to take and what would be best for all those involved in advance, e.g. whether cremation would be a more affordable option than burial. Confirm whether your loved one has burial or life insurance. This insurance can help to cover the cost of the funeral.
Visit or call different cemeteries and funeral service providers. Get quotations for their services and compare different packages. This will help you determine which services to use for the funeral and help you save money by identifying great deals.
It is not easy planning a funeral for a loved one. Ask for help from others. This will help you get valuable input as you make crucial decisions.
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Samantha Milano 10/30/18