Benefits of Cremation
Affordable cremation is one of the top reasons that more seniors are considering cremation.
According to the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) 47.9% of Americans opted to be cremated rather than be buried.
The NFDA projects by 2025 almost 64% of Americans will be cremated.
That is a huge increase and goes to show that the cost of burial in america has become too high for most.
That is a big misconception for many. If your loved one is being cremated there is still a ceremony.
The biggest difference will be that your loved one is not buried but instead cremated.
After cremation your loved ones ashes will be returned to you in a cremation container, also known as an Urn.
How much does cremation cost?
According to Stardust Memorials the cost of a burial ranges from $7,000-$10,000, while cremation runs from $5,600-$8,600. Affordable cremation has the option to have a ceremony just like your normal burial ceremony.
Cremations can cost as low as $1,100. This doesn’t include a service or urn however.
It’s up to you and your family members wishes. You can have a ceremony at home or at nostalgic location.
The main costs of being buried are spent with the purchase of a casket, burial plot, and head stone.
Caskets range in price from $1,000 to $10,000. However, caskets can be as cheap as $599.99. Amazon offers wooden caskets that you can build yourself.
This isn’t something a lot of people consider but it is interesting and relatively cheap.
Normal Cremation Costs:
- Cremation- $1,100 avg
- Ceremony-Depends on families wishes
If we never had to say goodbye…
Writing about funerals, urns, and caskets isn’t on the top of many peoples lists. However, I think it is beneficial to be educated on the costs of funerals and the options out there.
As we age many humans start to think about the costs that will be associated with their deaths. The more you know the more prepared you can be when it’s time to have that hard conversation with your family.
In the past it was not normal to purchase urns, caskets, and gravestones online.
However, with online shopping becoming more prevalent I thought it would be smart to educate seniors on the options available.
It is completely legal to bring your own casket or urn to the funeral home. They funeral home may ask you to purchase one of their caskets or urns but remember you have a choice. Don’t be limited to what your local funeral home offers.
As time goes on I will post more articles about the items you can purchase online relating to funerals.
I hope you will check back and I hope that you find my articles useful. If you have any ideas for particular posts PLEASE leave a comment!
We all have to say goodbye, make sure you know and understand the costs associated with your funeral and family members funeral.