Cremation Costs and Considerations
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Should you be cremated? Once you learn of the cremation
considerations and costs, you can
make a more
informed and educated decision about cremation.
'Ashes to ashes' isn't just a song you can sign to yourself
in the shower when no one is looking--it's a way you can handle your remains
after you die. No one wants to think about death, but instead of leaving
your relatives to fight over the possibilities, maybe
you should make the
cremation decision now, while you're still alive to explain it to others
in your family. Then they can fight out it in front of you, not when
you're looking down on them from Heaven or the next life or whatever you
Why Others are Being Cremated
If you want to succumb to peer pressure, you might want to
look at why so many others are being turned into dust after their death.
First things first, since you're going to be dead, many people don't really
care what happens to their body. And cremation is cheap, so is makes sense
to choose that over a more expensive and elaborate funeral procession. The
ashes also take up less space, so there are lower interment and burial fees
as well. Your loved ones always liked a bargain (around $800) when you were
alive, but they will appreciate your thrift even more after you are gone;
after all, who wants to spend over $5,000 on a funeral? Even your loved ones
don't love you that much.
Cremation is fast and it's also environmentally appropriate
for those hippies out there. (Well, the pollution from crematoriums is
debatable.) You're not going to take up a lot of room when you're put into
the ground or scattered across the water, so you're not damaging the earth
or taking up valuable land space.
Being cremated is cool and more and more people are doing it.
In fact, in Japan, nearly 98% of their many millions of people are cremated
upon death, so it must be a good idea. Also, look into our new page on
for why cremation might be right for you!
Why You Might Not Want to Turn to Ash
You might want to be placed in coffin where
you can be viewed during a wake or memorial service. That takes embalming
fluid, which is not used before a straight cremation--and it's very
expensive. But it is necessary for a viewing. Oh, decisions, decisions.