Paying for a Funeral

8 Steps to Picking A Funeral Home

8 Steps to Picking A Funeral Home

There are nearly 20,000 funeral homes in the US alone, which can make picking the one that perfectly matches your family’s needs difficult. If you’re not careful, you could end up paying thousands for a funeral ceremony that could’ve cost much less elsewhere. But if you thoroughly research all ...

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“How Would You Like to Be Buried?” Having a Difficult Conversation With Your Spouse

“How Would You Like to Be Buried?” Having a Difficult Conversation With Your Spouse

While many of us have some idea of what we’d like to happen when we die, talking about it can be difficult.  And when it comes to discussing funerals, burials, and other related topics, spouses may find those final stages challenging to consider. Fortunately, there are ways to approach this ...

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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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Paying For a Funeral

Paying For a Funeral

Planning a funeral can get pricey.  The fees for hiring a funeral director, having a service, buying a casket, and anything else you want for your loved ones can add up. The average funeral in America in 2012 topped $12,000 including cemetery plots and fees.

However, funerals don’t ...

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Funeral Assistance for Those Who Need It

Funeral Assistance for Those Who Need It

Funerals today are very expensive and not everyone is able to afford them. Because of this some states offer burial or cremation assistance or benefits for indigent persons or families without a means to pay for funeral expenses for a loved one who received welfare of social service benefits.

Indigent ...

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New Credit Card Regulations May Affect Your Funeral Cost

New Credit Card Regulations May Affect Your Funeral Cost

As a follow-up to the article on payment options for funerals, below you can find more information on the credit card regulations allowing funeral homes to impose credit card surcharges on funeral costs.

Funeral Homes May Impose Credit Card Surcharges Starting Jan. 27

Posted: January 21, 2013 By T. Scott ...

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What You Need to Know When Paying for a Funeral

What You Need to Know When Paying for a Funeral

Did you know that the average cost of a full-service "traditional burial" in the United States is over $7,000 excluding cemetery and reception costs?! This ranks funerals as the 2nd or 3rd most expensive life event. Unfortunatley, less than 1/3 of the US population pre-plans for this life ...

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