The Ultimate Funeral Cost-Cutting Guide gives you step-by-step instructions on how you can have a cheap funeral, saving 90% of the typical budget, or even find programs that will pay all your funeral costs, so you can have a meaningful goodbye without added financial stress.
The National Funeral Association recently announced that the average cost of a funeral in the U.S. is now approaching $8000. If you are worried about how to pay for a funeral, keep reading.
“When my husband died of cancer, I didn’t have the money for a funeral and I felt like a failure…”
Susan Noland, Author
Learn all the ways to cut funeral costs so you don’t have to add stress to an already stressful time.
You may have recently lost a loved one – or you are preparing for a future loss – and now consider the difficult task of planning a funeral.
At this time in your life when you can be your most vulnerable, spending too much money or going into debt is like adding insult to injury.
Unfortunately, funerals are big business and the emotional fragility of those seeking funeral services creates the perfect “sitting duck” scenario for those who only see dollar signs when a death certificate is issued.
In many cases, you might pay nothing for a beautiful funeral.
This resource was created because I saw a clear need for those of us who simply do not have an extra $10,000 to spend for a funeral, or even a extra $1000 for that matter. With my help, you won’t have to mourn a second time – for the loss of your bank account.
I’ve compiled all the information, tips and tricks to keep you financially stable while tastefully honoring the passing of your loved one. You don’t need to go bankrupt or toss your frugality aside because someone has died. A meaningful funeral, burial or cremation could cost you just a few hundred dollars if you know some powerful tips and “insider information.”
There are no other books that show you as many ways to save money on a funeral. This is must-read for every family.
Most people have no idea of all the inexpensive options there are for funerals, burials and cremations.
Some unfortunate families charge up their credit cards or take out “funeral loans” just because they didn’t know the numerous ways they could have saved money. I started to advise friends and even strangers I ran into. People started calling for my guidance and resources, and it just grew to a point where researching ways to save money on funerals became a passion.
I want everyone to know that there are dozens of programs available if you know where to look.
“Because of the insider tips in this book, the only expense I paid was for drinks and part of the food at the wake .”
Susan Noland, Author
A quick peak inside the book
This is a 142 information-packed pages in an instantly downloadable ebook that will walk you through all of your cost-cutting options. Here’s some of the chapters you’ll get:
First Things: Immediate Decisions You Need to Make & How to Make Them
The Funeral Industry: What You Should Know Before Hiring a Funeral Director
Transporting The Body: How to Do it Yourself or Do it for Less
Free Funerals, Funeral Assistance Programs & Special Circumstances That Can Save You Money
How to Have the Cheapest Cremation: A Step-by-Step Guide
How to Have the Cheapest Burial: A Step-by-Step Guide
Funeral Ceremonies: Your Low-Cost Options
There are a total of 15 information-packed chapters to hold your hand through the entire funeral process: from the moment someone dies, important paperwork you need to file, every detail about final disposition, inexpensive obituary options and announcements, to where to find cheap flowers and half-price bakery goods for a wake.
There is an extensive chapter devoted to funeral resource information that will tell you where you can find caskets for $125 and urns for only $20.
Speaking of which, did you know that crematoriums usually charge around $200 for a funeral urn? What you may not know is that you are not obligated to buy an urn from them. Any lovely vase or container will do, as long as it is a certain size. (read more on page 28)
My book is bursting with insider tips like these. Here’s another:
If you have decided on cremation (a very inexpensive option), there are programs that will pay for the entire cremation, saving you $600, and transportation costs which are usually about $300. They will even deliver the cremated remains to your door. (Details on page 28)
Also included is a resource guide for all 50 states. This will tell you where to go in your state for additional help so you can save precious time for more important things.
There are complete details on the funeral laws in each U.S. state, so you know all your options, like having a home funeral or burial.
Did you know:
Michigan offers a program that will pay a substantial amount toward a funeral and it only takes a few days to qualify. (page 86)
If the deceased died from a violent crime, you could be eligible for $7000 toward a funeral from the Federal government. (page 25)
If you qualify, there is another government program that will pay for a gravesite, transportation, opening and closing of the grave, perpetual care, a headstone and more. All you have to do is see if you qualify and apply. An estimated 40 million Americans meet the qualifications for this free funeral program. (page 21)
Learn every way to save money on a funeral, so you don’t get ripped off during an emotional time.
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“I didn’t realize how much a funeral would cost. No one thinks about it until it’s too late. Thank you for this book!”
Testimonials from readers
This important resource has helped families pay for meaningful and memorable funerals from all over the country.
Hi Susan: I can honestly say we located, purchased and downloaded your book just in the nick of time. Sadly, in March of 2013 my mother got really sick really fast after 87 years of pretty good health. When I began interviewing funeral homes in our area (Lancaster, a suburb of buffalo NY), I could not believe how expensive it was going to be just to have her body removed from the nursing home and taken to be cremated when the time came – no viewing at the funeral home…
I purchased your book happily not for emergency reasons but for being prepared. My husband is 80 and I am 60 and both in extremely good health, but you never know when your time is up. As our children were mentioning that we should get life insurance etc., I was in shock with the outrageous costs that seems to be pushed on people. We just want to be ‘given back to earth’ in a simple way, environmental friendly and personal. So that’s how I ecosia’d (the environmental friendly search-engine) ‘cheap funeral’ and [found] your book. What an eye opener! Thanks for having written it.
- Cielja Kieft, AskCielja.com.
My daughter suddenly died, money was an issue but it was more than that…
As the economy continues to struggle, books like these will be financial life-vests for families trying to stay afloat while paying for a funeral. Thanks for putting this out there.
- Adrienne Champie, Corpus Christi, Texas
It did help us a lot. The funeral resources section is a valuable tool. Thanks for sending the update.
- Paul Buckner, Tacoma, Washington
My parents are both in nursing homes and we are trying to plan for their funerals since there isn’t an over-abundance of money left over after medical bills. I have a few other funeral books but yours was pretty darn helpful. We signed up for a program that will pay for cremation (which is what they both want) and I feel so relieved to have it figured out. Thanks.
- Russ and Syndi Williams, Oregon
My father had just passed and my mother has dementia, so I had to handle everything myself. The book was helpful because I right away went to the resource section in the back and found our state. After talking to three funeral homes, I probably saved between $2-3 thousand dollars using your book!
- Jessie F., Fort Meyers, Florida
All in all, it was a good purchase and I appreciate the book a great deal. This will be a good guide for the future.
- Mike Reed, Nevada
I didn’t know how expensive it was to transport a body across town! Thanks for the eye opener!
- Travis Morgan, Auburn, California
We looked for something like this for a long time. There are lots of tidbits out there, but you put all the funeral information together in a smart way. Good job!
- Heather Ramuel, Elgin, Illinois
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