Should You Prepay Your Funeral?

Insurance companies and funeral homes often tout the benefits of the pre-paid plans they sell. They urge customers to pay for their own funeral in advance—in order to spare their survivors the trouble and expense, lock in current prices, or shelter their assets from Medicaid. The truth is that it is usually not wise to pay ahead. Read more...


Ten Tips for Saving Funeral Dollars

1. EXPLORE YOUR OPTIONS AND TELL YOUR FAMILY Do you want to be buried or cremated, embalmed, viewed? Where do you want to be buried or scattered? Put your wishes in writing and share them with your likely survivors. If you say you want something “simple” and your survivors aren’t sure what you meant, they may end up spending a lot more than you would have wanted. Read more...


Funeral Money Alternatives

Planning for funeral needs should include financial arrangements that will satisfy your wishes and protect your survivors from unanticipated funeral costs. Here are several alternative ways to set aside money for funeral expenses. Read more...