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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).
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Funerals can be socially and emotionally hard to handle whether you are planning the service for your own loved one or paying respects for a friend or co-worker. We have lots of tips and advice to help you navigate the difficult days of mourning.
Whether you are planning in advance or a death has happened or is imminent, buying funeral products can be difficult. Not only do you need to decide what products you need, but you have to determine the best way to buy them. Your best strategy is to arm yourself with as much information as you can. From caskets to urns to memorial items, our information can help you shop wisely.
Our how-to guide to making funeral arrangements will lead you through the process step-by-step… from the first call to arranging for the funeral services to purchasing funeral products. We also provide guidance on post-funeral matters such as filing death benefit claims and wrapping up the affairs of the deceased.
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Learn the average funeral costs in the United States. Use our calculator to estimate your funeral cost and get tips on how to save money.
By Guest Contributor Barry Slocombe The life of a funeral celebrant is rewarding. It can also be highly challenging. Earlier this year, Celebrant Barry Slocombe found out just how challenging. He decided to share his experience with us so that we could get a peek behind the curtain and see just what life is like […]
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 […]