Deeper Down Deeper in Debt - Funerals
By Kacy Carr
The last goodbye at a funeral leaves you reminiscing
about the good times, also leaving a trail of fond
memories of the dearly departed. But after a funeral you
find that it can also leave a huge debt hanging over
The cost to bury a loved one can run into the thousands
for a decent burial? What is a decent burial? What is
the difference between decent and not so decent? The
For that extra few bob does the coffin of the decent
funeral have a more highly polished finish. Does the
deceased have more words said at the service? Well let
me tell you a little secret. Blurred vision/bloodshot
eyes hamper the sight of the congregation, with all the
crying it is hard to focus on any casket.
Words spoken at the mass are rarely heard. Too many
other thoughts overpower the emotional sentiments, and
one is worry on how the bill is going to be paid.
This is not the day for extravagance; imagine going to
the theatre to watch a show but the curtains never open,
so what is the point for all that expense.
Decent and the not so decent goodbye
Mourners are there to share in your sorrow not to pass
judgment on how many brass handles surround the coffin
or what hymns are sung.
With not knowing the mechanics behind a funeral, many
families find themselves in a financial situation where
they are faced with the heartache of trying to make ends
In their time of grief, the best of everything is chosen
for their dearly departed which comes at a price that
seems affordable at the time, till reality sets in where
the departed was the breadwinner.
Life insurance is a necessity while in the land of the
living; it can help lighten the load for those left
behind after a bereavement
Unfortunately we have all experienced a loss at some
time in our lives but should you be unfortunate enough
at this present time be going through the experience of
losing someone you love, why not call a friend or member
of the family to act on your behalf in arranging the
funeral? This will be less of a burden for you to cope
with, while you adapt yourself in coming to terms with
Consider cutting funeral costs by
Less brass/save cash
Have the service shortened.
Funeral cars settle for 1, the hearse.
A family get together at the house, no big wake.
A small posy says farewell just the same as any wreath.
It is how you say goodbye that matters, silent thoughts
and memories can give the dearly departed the best send
It is very hard to come to terms with losing someone
close, believe me I know. People handle grief in
different ways. Do you need to talk if you feel you need
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