Funeral Costs

Should You Cremate or Bury Your Loved One?

Should You Cremate or Bury Your Loved One?

When an unexpected death occurs, family members might have no idea what a decedent’s wishes are regarding a funeral and other related arrangements. One of the primary considerations a family must make in these situations is choosing between a cremation and burial.  Here’s an overview of some of the most ...

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Removing the Deceased After Death: What You Need to Know

Removing the Deceased After Death: What You Need to Know

The hours and days following a loved one’s death can be extremely difficult. Though the loved ones of the decedent may be struggling emotionally to accept the loss, they must also begin taking the first steps of the funeral process.

One of the first steps in the process, from a ...

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Cremation Preferred in National Consumer Survey

Cremation Preferred in National Consumer Survey

A 2018 study of consumer cremation preferences and expected costs by Tulip Cremation shows the majority of people prefer to be cremated but underestimate the cost of cremation. Tulip Cremation polled 1,000 people across America to find out:

  • How many are planning to be cremated

  • What people expect cremation to ...

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Consumer Guide to Understanding Final Expense Insurance

Consumer Guide to Understanding Final Expense Insurance

Final expense insurance is one of several options for preplanning and paying for a funeral or memorial. Though there is a lot of information on the internet about final expense insurance, it can still seem overwhelming and confusing. If you’re wondering if it’s a good option for you, we’ve asked ...

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If You Want to Save On a Funeral You Better Shop Around

If You Want to Save On a Funeral You Better Shop Around

By NATASHA LINDSTROM for TribLive

About 50 polished caskets line the showroom at Duster Funeral Home in Tarentum.

Their price tags range from $1,100 to more than $15,000.

"Solid bronze is really the top, then below that copper, stainless steel and, of course, expensive woods: cherry, mahogany," ...

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Cremation Not Included: FCA Study Reveals All

Cremation Not Included: FCA Study Reveals All

When a loved one passes away, those tasked with arranging funerals and settling estates have to make a multitude of decisions during a stressful time and on a deadline. Cremation? Burial? Embalming? Organ Donation? The possibilities are endless and the choices made often have a lasting effect and although we ...

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Crime Victims Assistance and Compensation

Crime Victims Assistance and Compensation

Planning a funeral can be stressful, especially if the death was unexpected. Deaths that result from any variation of homicide may qualify you or your family for Crime Victim Assistance and Compensation. The loss of income, the cost of the funeral, and even the expenses for counseling may be covered ...

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Paying for a Funeral with Auto Insurance Coverage

Paying for a Funeral with Auto Insurance Coverage

When faced with a devastating loss, the pressure of locating funeral and burial funds can wreak havoc and stress on newly bereaved families. There are many steps you can take to alleviate some of the costs; from foregoing a wake in favor of a direct burial or cremation and hosting ...

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Your Guide to Home Burials

Your Guide to Home Burials

What is a home burial?

A home burial is the burial of the deceased on private property often located in rural areas. Home burials offer a hands-on approach to caring for your loved one post death. It is also one of the most economical ways to bury a loved one since ...

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What Is The Average Cost of a Funeral?

What Is The Average Cost of a Funeral?

Funerals are not one size fits all. They can be very simple affairs or full-service events with all the bells and whistles. The average costs of a full-service funeral in the USA is over $7,000, which does NOT include cemetery costs such as the plot, opening and closing of ...

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