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What Does A Funeral Cost?

Ever asked yourself “What Does A Funeral Cost?” Unfortunately this is one of those “how long is a piece of string” type scenarios, which largely depends on the type of funeral you choose. One thing however, is very clear, and that’s how many people are surprised by funeral costs at a time when they can often simply not afford the added expense, especially at such an emotional time.

The Lowest Funeral Costs Start Around $6,000

While an inexpensive, “traditional funeral” can cost anywhere from around $6,000, but add on to that the flowers, the limos, the acknowledgements and obituary notices and that can soon raise to way over $10,000, a pretty tidy sum you’re sure to agree. Of course, there are cheaper options available. A funeral is one of the most expensive things you’ll ever have to pay for in your lifetime, that’s for sure, with a range of services to pay for which you probably wouldn’t have even thought about:

  • the price of embalming and dressing the body (not necessary for some quick cremations)
  • the rental cost of the funeral home for visitors and perhaps even the funeral service itself
  • the rental cost of the hearse and other limousines or vehicles
  • the casket cost
  • the plot in the cemetery along with many other “incidentals”


Things To Look At Aside From “What Does A Funeral Cost?”

Often the deceased will have debt from a credit card, a mortgage or other financial obligations. You can purchase a funeral insurance plan large enough to cover these expenses so your family won’t be financially burdened.

One thing, however, which may offer some comfort, is that your chosen funeral provider must, by law, give you an itemized price list of what’s included in the funeral cost and optional extras you have chosen, so that no “hidden extras” can be added to the final expenses.

Here is an image from a local paper showing funeral costs for specific items:

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burial insurance pricing

Free Burial Insurance Rate Quote

Most people who are searching online for burial insurance don’t realize that funeral insurance is essentially life insurance. A very inexpensive way to obtain quality burial insurance is to get a free life insurance quote.

There is a very simple question to answer as to whether or not you need burial insurance.

Funeral Burial Insurance Quote

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Burial Funeral Insurance Quote

Funeral Burial Insurance Quote

Burial insurance (aka funeral insurance) is a basic issue life insurance policy that covers people until they reach 100 years old. Burial insurance (also known as funeral insurance) is promoted as a way to pay in advance for your funeral expenses so that your loved ones won’t have to pay for your funeral. There are many things you can do to make your death easier on the wallets of those you love. Preplanning your funeral saves money and grief, as well as deciding whether you want to be buried in a casket or cremated and put into and urn, figuring out who gets what part of your estate and all the related turmoil associated with the end of life.

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