November 26, 2020
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Funerals can be very expensive, with the average funeral in the United States costing several thousand dollars. The average cost of a funeral can vary greatly by location. That being said, there are practical ways to save on costs without being "cheap". One of the most difficult factors in controlling costs for a funeral is feeling guilty by not paying more or going with the "best" option. However, the suggestions below will show that you can spend less and get more by being savvy.

August 10, 2020
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A direct cremation is a disposition option (method treating a deceased's body) in which the deceased's body is cremated and the cremated remains (ashes or cremains) are returned to family members. Direct cremations have become steadily more popular as an option in recent years due to their cost and the freedom it gives the family to have less formal funeral services or celebration-of-life gatherings.

June 2, 2020
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Buying items online has become the norm in most parts of our modern lives. What many people may be surprised to find out is that caskets and coffins can be purchased online as well and are often more affordable than other options. While you still may want to both browse and or purchase from a funeral home directly, if you want to buy from a third party online retailer you will need to take the following into account.

April 10, 2020
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Embalming is the process of chemically treating the deceased human body to reduce the presence and growth of microorganisms, delay organic decomposition, and restore an acceptable physical appearance. It is only necessary if there will be viewing, if the remains will be transported over a long distance, or if it is required by law.

April 3, 2020
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It can be hard determining the price of a funeral let alone what it would cost at a specific funeral home if you only want to search online. Not everyone likes speaking in-person to a business when they know they are being sold to and under incredible emotional distress. That is why Obitia lists and allows for easy price estimating for over 12,000 funeral homes across the United States.

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