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How Much Does a Funeral Cost?

The average funeral costs between $7,000 and $12,000. This includes viewing and burial, basic service fees, transporting remains to a funeral home, a casket, embalming, and other preparation. The average cost of a funeral with cremation is $6,000 to $7,000. These costs do not include a cemetery, monument, marker, or other things like flowers. Funeral [...]
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How Much Does Cremation Cost?

The average cremation costs between $4,000 and $7,000 depending on the type of cremation. 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 the service fees are calculated. For those looking [...]

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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®? The Funeral Consumer Guardian Society (FCGS) is an independent consumer advocate organization founded in 2000 to provide professional guidance to member families during the funeral planning process: they make sure families have the information they need to make informed decisions, they review funeral contracts, and they price-shop several [...]

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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 [...]

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