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By Jim Miller
Savvy Senior 

Don't add a heavy financial burden to a sad necessity

 


Dear Savvy Senior,

When my brother died last year, my sister and I had a regular funeral for him and got stuck with a $12,000 bill. Can you recommend some funeral cost cutting tips or cheaper alternatives? I don’t want to stick my kids with a big funeral bill after I’m gone.

Looking Ahead

Dear Looking,

With the average cost of a full-service funeral running over $10,000 today, many people are seeking alternative options to make their final farewell more affordable. Depending on how you want to go, here are some money saving options to consider.

Traditional funeral: If you’re interested in a traditional funeral and burial, your first money saving step is to shop around and compare f...



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