How Much Do Funerals Cost?
When you lose a loved one, money can be the last thing that you want to be thinking about, but it is a sadly unavoidable part of a funeral. Broadly speaking funerals are unavoidably expensive affairs, and people often do not have financial preparations set aside for such an occurrence.
For some people, there are private and/or public assets available to help in such situations, as funerals can generally cost a couple of thousand pounds — with cremations typically being cheaper than funerals.
In the event of needing financial assistance with paying for a funeral when funeral insurance is not an option, funeral trusts, funeral loans, crowdfunding, or state/federal financial assistance can all be viable options to raise the funds.
It is also worth noting that an expensive funeral does not naturally translate to a “better” funeral. Funeral planning soon a budget is something that a lot of individuals have to experience, and there is no shame in thinking about finances in relation to a funeral. A funeral is about making sure that your loved one is sent off from this world with their loved ones, and so the things that you say at a funeral, the music choices, and the actions of the people there are what make a funeral a respectful send-off.