posted on Dec, 17 2009 @ 08:23 AM
But not anytime soon. I got to thinking lately about the high price of funerals in the U.S. and the HUGE markup between materials and service to final
product (funeral & burial).
The scam is unavoidable for several reasons-
* We're all gonna die!
*Funeral home directors take advantage of your family's weakest moment.
*You feel guilty if your loved one doesn't have the absolute best you can afford.
The average funeral in the United States costs $6,500, according to the National Funeral Directors Association. The true sum can easily reach
$10,000 once a burial plot, flowers and other costs are included, the AARPsays. You needn't go into debt in order to honor the dead, however. In many
parts of the country, a loved one can be laid to rest with dignity for less than $800, by choosing cremation and using creativity. Even those who
favor a traditional funeral and burial can save hundreds or thousands of dollars by taking a few simple steps.
Obviously, cremation is the way to go! But, if you just have to be buried in a casket, I pose a question-
Why couldn't I just build my own? I could save THOUSANDS of dollars for my loved ones.
Of course, if I didn't have the forsight (or time:lol
) would it be wrong for my family to shop around for a much better deal?
Why is this subject so taboo?
According to Federal Law YOU DON'T HAVE TO BUY THE CASKET FROM THE FUNERAL HOME!
Just thought I would share this as I don't think it is given much thought in weak moments...
[edit on 17-12-2009 by Signals]