We Have a Whole New Look

February 2022 FUNERALWISE HAS A NEW FRESH LOOK! Over the past few months, we’ve worked hard to give our website a cleaner, more modern feel. Of course, we’ve still got all the information you’ve come to rely on, but the new navigation is designed to make it easier to find. In addition to what you […]


We Are Grateful For You

November 2021 As we move through our day-to-day business, it’s easy to take important things for granted. For a business like ours, we rarely get to thank the people who make our work possible: you. As we head into the holiday season, we’d like to take a moment to let you know how grateful we […]


Average Funeral Costs

Find out How Much a Funeral Costs

Your guide to understanding and managing funeral costs. Find out the U.S. average funeral cost. Get instant cost estimates with our free funeral planner.


Preneed Funeral & Burial Contracts – What You Need to Know

To obtain a price guarantee, you can enter into a "pre-need contract" with a funeral service provider and/or cemetery. Your funeral plan will be the basis for the pre-need contract which will specify the services and merchandise being purchased. You can contract in advance for some or all of your funeral goods and services. Many people choose to pre-arrange only their cemetery property — a plot or crypt. Others contract in advance for funeral services, burial services and merchandise (e.g., casket, burial vault, or monument).


Funeral Cost

As average funeral costs continue rising, it’s important to understand the elements contributing to the overall price. Our cost calculator will help you estimate your funeral cost and the tips in this section can help you save money. We’ll help you understand what a typical funeral or cremation might cost and explore ways to have a meaningful service while staying within budget.


How to Beat the High Cost of a Funeral

Funerals are expensive! But just how much does a funeral cost? Even a basic funeral can cost thousands of dollars. What’s the secret to beating the high cost of a funeral? Without a doubt, planning ahead is the best way to manage how much you spend on your funeral. Waiting until the time of the […]


Seminars and Workshops

Funeralwise Seminars and Workshops help you make informed decisions regarding funeral planning, end-of-life arrangements, paying for a funeral, and other important funeral-related topics. There is no fee to attend either our in-person or virtual seminars. If you have the chance to attend one of our in-person seminars, we highly recommend that you give it a […]



10 Tips For Having A Cheap Funeral

Lots of people look for ways to have a cheap funeral. It’s not that they don’t care about the funeral, they just can’t afford today’s funeral costs (see how much a funeral costs). Fortunately, with some pre-planning and a little creativity, you can have a nice end-of-life send-off without breaking the bank. In other words, […]


FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Reimbursement Program Update

Update: On June 29, 2021, FEMA announced an update to their policy regarding death certificate information to determine reimbursement eligibility. If the death certificate does not attribute the death to COVID-19, you should submit a statement or letter from the medical examiner or coroner that attributes the death to COVID-19. This policy applies to deaths […]


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