The cost of burying a loved one has increased over the years. Although no one likes to think about funeral planning, it is something that should be done ahead of time. The loss of a loved one is a very stressful time and there are many decisions that need to made in a short period of time.
The average funeral can cost up to $10,000. You may be wondering why funeral costs are so high. There are many fees that are involved in a basic funeral. When planning a funeral, you are utilizing three different services, therefore three separate costs. There are fees associated with the funeral home. Such fees include the cost of the casket, the funeral director’s fee, embalming, viewing, the cost of the death certificates, the use of a hearse. Cemetery expenses include the cost to open and close the grave, as well as the cost of the grave site itself. There’s also the headstone, and grave marker costs to consider. There are other fees involved as well such as the fees for placing the obituary in your local newspaper, and the cost of flowers. All these fees can add up quickly. Your funeral direct will provide an itemized list of all fees involved.
An alternative to the high cost of a traditional burial is cremation. The average cost for cremation can be under $4000. This cost is significantly less due to the fact that there aren’t any fees for a casket, or burial. The deceased one’s ashes can either be kept in an urn or scattered wherever they wish. Cremation is an affordable
If you are considering a cremation, the National Cremation & Burial Society is here to help. Their team of compassionate, caring people can help tailor a cremation plan just right for yourself or a loved one, at an affordable cost. Their services include body removal from either the hospital, home or nursing facility as well as transportation to the crematory. Assistance will all necessary paper work including death certificates is also provided.
The National Cremation & Burial Society has been in business since 1973, and specialize in cremations. You can rest assured knowing they follow all state laws and are dedicated to helping families with their loved one’s final wishes. Your complete satisfaction is guaranteed. You are invited to inspect their facilities and see for yourself why they should be your first choice during this difficult time.
Planning ahead for your final arrangements or your loved ones arrangements can help take away the burden of funeral planning and expenses. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Plan today.