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How Much Does Cremation Cost?

The average cremation cost is between $4,000 and $7,000 depending on the type of cremation. Direct cremation costs between $2,000 and $5,000. Funeral costs are rising and more people are turning to cremation instead of burials to save money. But many don’t realize a cremation can cost as much as a burial once all of [...]

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What’s the Difference Between a Pre-Need Plan and Final Expense Insurance?

If you’re considering planning for your funeral ahead of time, you’re making a smart choice; doing so can save your family both money and decision-making during an emotional period. Luckily, there are many options available when it comes to planning your funeral in advance. We’ll cover the two main options: pre-need plans and final expense [...]

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What Is the Funeral Consumer Guardian Society®?

What is the Funeral Consumer Guardian Society®? Every Lincoln Heritage Funeral Advantage® policy comes with a free membership to the Funeral Consumer Guardian Society®, an independent consumer advocate organization founded in 2000 to provide professional guidance to member families during the funeral planning process. The FCGS ensures families have the information they need to make [...]

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How to Help a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Plan Final Arrangements: A Guide for Caregivers

Everyone handles grief differently. There is no right or wrong way to work through the pain of coming to the end of one’s life. This is especially true for someone suffering with Alzheimer’s disease, a neurological disorder where the death of brain cells results in memory loss and impaired cognitive functioning. You must have a [...]

How Much Does an Urn Cost?

The average cost of cremation today is $4,000 to $7,000, and the urn is often a huge part of this final expense. The container’s size, style, and material are all important factors in its overall cost. Most people pay $70 to $2,250 for a full sized, permanent urn and $50 to $350 for green burial [...]

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