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Old 02-07-2017, 12:04 PM
 
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I think it's absurd for anyone to pay for " burial insurance". Savings should cover such an expense, easily. And no one actually has to use the services of a funeral home.


https://www.everplans.com/articles/5...rect-cremation
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Old 02-07-2017, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Long Neck , DE
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Some Funeral Homes in my area at least advertise PrePay packages. I am thinking about that as I would be sure of getting what I want.
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Old 02-07-2017, 12:23 PM
 
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I hauled my parent 2500 miles, rented a backhoe, did a flag ceremony, and blew TAPS on the deceased' own bugle.
It was very nice.

Is this really true? Sounds like the end of Lonesome Dove.


In any event direct cremation is the popular choice for my frugal cohorts. It runs about $850.00 including transportation and the cardboard box.
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Old 02-07-2017, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Northern panhandle WV
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Some Funeral Homes in my area at least advertise PrePay packages. I am thinking about that as I would be sure of getting what I want.
Lots of loopholes etc. in pre paid plans. such as the place you choose going out of business, and lots of other complications. So take a HARD look at all the details before you go the pre-paid route.
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Old 02-07-2017, 01:08 PM
 
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Pay cash, use the cookie jar.

funerals / burial do not have to be expensive. Several options <$1000, including direct burial (within state and local regulations)

funerals.coop

http://legacyfunerals.com/burial-methods.html
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I hauled my parent 2500 miles, rented a backhoe, did a flag ceremony, and blew TAPS on the deceased' own bugle.
It was very nice.


"rented a backhoe"

However, if burial is desired in a cemetery usually only the authorized grave digger is allowed to bring digging equipment in.

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Old 02-07-2017, 01:10 PM
 
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There is always the national cemeteries if either of you is a Veteran, you will need your dd214 showing honorable discharge. It gives you the gravesite for both of you, the internment. and perpetual care and a headstone or marker depending on the cemetery you choose. It does not provide the casket or transportation.
As for life insurance I have had a policy on my husband and one of my sons for many years with Ameritas Life. it is a Universal policy.
"national cemeteries"


also State veteran cemeteries.
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Old 02-07-2017, 01:19 PM
 
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I just looked at their website as I initially thought it was burial at sea!
Hahaha! I thought so too! (Which actually sounds pretty cool...)
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Old 02-07-2017, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Central Mexico and Central Florida
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Lots of loopholes etc. in pre paid plans. such as the place you choose going out of business, and lots of other complications. So take a HARD look at all the details before you go the pre-paid route.
My mother felt that way; she left $$$ in her checking account for her funeral and we all knew exactly what she wanted. Mass, funeral, burial next to my Dad. And a sit-down meal for everyone who came to the funeral mass...with an open bar. This was traditional in her neighborhood/church. I paid the bill and BTW...the cash bar tab was higher than the roast beef dinners for 50+ people.

A good sendoff. My Dad had similar.
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Old 02-07-2017, 01:33 PM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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Just wondering out loud?

Would it be good to setup a Funeral "Savings" account with a POD (Payable on Death) to a trusted friend/family member who would be arranging the service(s).

To keep the account out of the Estate?
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Old 02-07-2017, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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Lots of loopholes etc. in pre paid plans. such as the place you choose going out of business, and lots of other complications. So take a HARD look at all the details before you go the pre-paid route.
Or you could move to somewhere else before you die.
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