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How to Save Money on a Funeral

posted on 4/7/09 by Staff

With the economy tanking, people are looking to save money any way they can. And that includes funerals. But don’t think that saving money on funeral stuff means it’ll mean any less. Truth is, when you buy through a funeral home, you might be paying up to a 1000 percent markup! From caskets to flowers and clothes, there are countless tips for pinching pennies (and in most cases, hundreds of dollars!) when it comes to yours or a loved one’s funeral. Check out this article for 7 ways to do just that.

eHow Article: How to Save Money on a Funeral

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5 Previous comments:

(1) On April 9, 2009, Ann Vorlicky () said:
great article
(2) On June 10, 2009, Scarlett Osburne () said:
cremation is the way to go. save what you can of our green earth for the ones that follow.
(3) On September 30, 2009, Ramona ( said:
purchasing an urn online, directly from the people who make them is a great way to save some money and have a wider selection to choose from.
The pain of someone closer is just intolerable, but then it is a duty of friends and family to perform the last rites in the right way, and pay homage to the lost soul. Preserving the ashes in cremation urns is also a part of ritual that must be done as it has some religious value.
(5) On August 17, 2013, Journey ( said:
Death is the beginning of a new journey beyond life, which starts from a funeral home.

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