As with everything else in our economy, planting your loved one has become grossly expensive. The professionals in the business know you’re heartbroken and will accept just about any quote to get the process done, and they really pile it on.
Today’s average cost for funeral services, hearse, coffin, headstone and cemetery burial plot is about $10,000. That’s close to a 100% increase over 2008 prices. Of course, there’s a much cheaper alternative to consider. Until the 1980s, less than 5 percent of Americans were cremated. Now that figure stands at nearly 50 percent. It’s easy to guess why, starting with the cost, averaging $1,500.
Realistically, what the hell is the difference whether grandpa is forever six feet under in a cemetery, in a ceramic jar in the living room or scattered over his fave golf course? When necessary and comparing the financial and other differences, do some research before you decide. For example, http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/health/a18923323/cremation