In the past few years, more Americans are choosing cremation over a traditional funeral when a loved one dies. Affordability is one of the reasons for this shift; cremations are often cheaper than conventional funerals and burials. Though other factors have also fueled the rise in cremation rates, its lower price point can have a […]
With the average cost of a funeral coming in around $8,000, many families are looking for ways to save money by pre-planning funeral and burial services. Making arrangements in advance can provide significant savings on the final funeral bill and also peace of mind for your family during a difficult time. Pre-planning a funeral allows […]
There are many different components and fees included in the cost of a funeral. The total cost depends greatly on the location of the services, the type of funeral service selected and personal preferences. In 2020, the average cost of a traditional burial with a viewing and funeral service is $7,516. Here is a breakdown […]
The goal of funeral insurance is to provide funds to pay for funeral expenses. Most people who purchase funeral insurance do so to ensure that all the costs associated with their final arrangements are covered and to offer financial protection for family members in a time of grief and loss. Understanding Funeral Insurance Funeral insurance […]
Alternate Endings: Six New Ways to Die in America is an HBO feature documentary that provides an in-depth look at the different ways Americans deal with death. Perri Peltz and Matthew O’Neill produced and directed the documentary, which consists of six touching stories about various individuals and families coming to terms with end of life […]
Over the past decade, consumer interest in green burial options has increased significantly. Many families have started asking questions about sustainable alternatives to traditional funeral and cremation services, and the death care industry has responded with a variety of innovative eco-burial methods and natural funeral products.
After death, we’re typically faced with a choice between burial or cremation. While traditional burial has been used for thousands of years, cremation is becoming more popular in the U.S. Both methods are widely accepted in modern society, but what if you don’t want to be buried or cremated when you die?
The average cost of an adult funeral is over $7,000 – and the price tag doesn’t even include purchasing a cemetery grave plot. For most, funeral costs are often stressful financial burdens during incredibly difficult times, but there are a number of ways to save on expenses while still planning a respectful service for the […]