This article shows you things you can do to plan an affordable funeral. With the typical funeral now costing more than the price of a decent used car, many families need help planning a more affordable funeral (or cremation) service.
Typical funeral costs vs. affordable funeral costs
Most American funerals now cost between $8,000 and $10,000. Unfortunately, as baby boomers age, demand for funeral services will grow and drive funeral prices up even further. Some experts predict that within three years the average traditional funeral will cost nearly $12,000.
With proper planning and a little foresight, you can realistically reduce out-of-pocket funeral expenses by at least 50%.