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Saavy Senior: October 3, 2019

Cremation: An Affordable Way to Go

 

October 3, 2019



Dear Savvy Senior,

How much does cremation cost and how can I find a good deal in my area? I would like to get a simple, basic cremation that doesn’t cost me, or my family, a lot of money.

Frugal Senior

Dear Frugal,

Cremation costs can vary widely. Depending on your location, the provider and the services you request, cremation can range anywhere from $500 to $7,500 or more. But that’s a lot cheaper than a full-service funeral and cemetery burial that averages nearly $11,000 today. Here are some tips to help you get a good deal.

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Because prices can vary sharply by provide...



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