Including Funeral Packages, Funeral Merchandise,
and Funeral Service Fees
If you have lost of a loved one, dealing with funeral expenditures can be overwhelming. Since AARP (www.AARP.org) estimates the average cost of a funeral to be approximately $10,000, it is important to familiarize by yourself with the usual funeral expenditures that lie ahead of you some day.
This section should help explain essential funeral expenditures and cremation options so that you are able to make the very best decision for you and your loved one during this challenging time.
Funeral Costs and Cremation Packages:
Every person or family who loses a loved one should know that the Federal Trade Commission (www.FTC.gov) established The Funeral Rule, which requires every Funeral Home, Cemetery, or Funeral Director to publicly display a General Price List at their establishment.
Also, when a Funeral Director is actually review the funeral planning options and packages, he or she must always offer a General Price List to each and every person or family they meet with.
You can also compare Funeral Home’s pricing here.
Funeral Cost Packages:
Funeral Merchandise Costs:
- Costs of Burial Vaults and Grave Liners
- Costs of Caskets and Burial Shrouds
- Cost of an Urn
- Funeral Flower Expenses
- Funeral Music Costs
- Funeral Programs and Printing Costs
- Headstone Costs
Funeral Service Fees:
- Clergy and Celebrant Cost
- Embalming Expenses
- Fees for Preparing the Body
- Funeral Home Expenses
- Funeral Viewing, Visitation and Ceremony Fees
- Storage and Refrigeration Fees
- Transportation and Removal Costs
- Miscellaneous Funeral Expenses
Funeral Technology Tools:
PrePaying Funeral Expenses
If you are searching for information on creating a smart end-of-life plan, we can help you. FuneralResources.com has a vast library of information such as:
- Prepay Funeral Expenses
- Preplan a Funeral
- Family Record Guide
- Pre Need Plan
- Final Expense Plan
- Creating a “Love Drawer”
- Estate Planning
- Last Will
- Living Trust
You can also find this information up at the top of each page on our website under the tab called “End of Life“.