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Financing Funerals


There are a number of options for financing funerals, and when you pre-plan your funeral, you can take advantage of the best program for you. Options include preneed insurance policies, bank or funeral trusts, life insurance, and annuities. But which one's right for you?

How to Pay for a Funeral
Today, the cost of dying is in an all-time high. Average cost of a funeral is approximately $6,000. But there are ways to beat the high costs. (full article)


  Funerals as a Consumer Product
Funerals rank among the most expensive purchases many consumers will ever make. Here are some things to think about. (full article)

Funeral Costs
Funeral costs include a basic services fee for the funeral director and staff, charges for other services and merchandise, and cash advances. (full article)



Calculating Funeral Costs
The funeral provider must give you an itemized statement of the total cost of the funeral goods and services you have selected when you are making the arrangements. (full article )

Preneed Funeral Planning
No one likes to think about death, let alone plan for it. But, to help relieve their families of some of these decisions, an increasing number of people are planning their own funerals. (full article)



Financing a Funeral or Memorial Service
Inflation will increase these costs over time; in fact, average funeral prices have tripled in the last 15 years. Find out how to protect your investment. (full article )

Why Pre-Fund a Funeral?
"Cost of living increases--my income can't keep up; now my funeral cost will remain the same." --Ozzie and Carol Walter, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (full article)




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