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Date Created: 12/18/15
The Cost Of Dying It39s not a subject most of us like to consider but studies in the UK have shown that the cost of a funeral has risen by a third in the last 4 years The average cost of a burial is now 2800 and cremations will set your family back about 2300 for basic services With this in mind more people are turning to prepayment funerals also known quite flippantly in the trade as 39buynowdielater39 schemes You consult with a funeral director choose a funeral plan and arrange to pay the cost in installments the idea being that when you die the whole thing will be paid for leaving your family without the worry of meeting the high funeral costs Another option is a 39DIY Funeral39 once the only funeral option available to last century39s working class and now slowly gaining in popularity In a full funeral service the funeral director will make all the necessary arrangements but in a DIY funeral it39s all done by friends and family It can add a much more personal touch but certain elements may still need to be carried out by professionals such as digging the grave or organising a cremation DIY funerals tend to be much cheaper than full services and if you39ll forgive the comparison can be tailored much like a civil wedding ceremony Having relatives as pallbearers and funeral drivers not only cuts down on the costs but can also help the family pull together in their bereavement A relative or friend may also wish to conduct the funeral service you don39t necessarily need a member of the clergy to do so If you do decide to go for a prepaid full funeral service as crass as it sounds it39s worth 39shopping around39 There are no set prices in the UK for funeral services it depends largely on the funeral parlour Therefore if you39re looking to pay for your own funeral decide on the type of service you39d like and get quotes from different directors over 50 life insurance
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