What do you have to buy from the funeral home, and what can you get elsewhere?
Most people do not realize that you can shop around for just about every product and service related to a funeral.
Even after you decide on a funeral home, you do not have to purchase every product or service through them. When you know your rights and options, you can save quite a bit on expenses and also better tailor the funeral to your family’s preferences and situation.
For some, there is no allure to a $12,000 felt-lined mahogany casket with matching hand-stitched pillow. Your loved one, perhaps, always said to bury them in a simple pine box and use the savings to do something good, like send a grandchild to college. So you’re looking for cheap caskets not just as a way to save money (though that is a consideration). Most people choose an inexpensive casket as a way to carry out your loved one’s wishes with simplicity and financial wisdom.
So, how do you find an inexpensive casket? Here are five tips for finding cheap caskets followed by five ways to find, make, or purchase cheap caskets.
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In this article we distill frugal funeral planning into a boatload of simple, practical tips to help you plan a funeral on a budget. Whether you’re planning ahead for final arrangements or finding yourself in sudden need of some advice, you’ll find many economical and creative ideas below.
Planning ahead for your funeral expenses is a great idea. There are several ways to do this, and one of the best and easiest is to start a funeral fund. Here’s how to start a funeral fund in 5 easy steps.
Planning a beautiful memorial service on a budget is a goal anyone can obtain. There are definitely many costs to a funeral for a loved one, but there are also many steps you can take to ensure that you get competitive prices, find affordable alternatives, and make informed choices that make sense with your funeral budget.
Here are our 15 affordable ideas to consider for a beautiful memorial service on a budget.