Your Funeral Guy: Beware Funeral Cost Vampires

19 May


Did you know that on one side of town you can pay $500.00 for a cremation and on another side of town your cremation cost may mean $2200.00.

THIS FROM THE MAY 18th  issue of the Arizona Republic:

“A “direct cremation” at Angels Cremation and Burial in Mesa is $475. At A-L Moore Grimshaw Mortuaries in Phoenix, expect to pay $2,195.

For a “traditional burial,” which includes basic services such as picking up the body, refrigeration, obtaining a death certificate and placing the body in a casket, a customer could pay $1,305 at Greer-Wilson Funeral Home in Phoenix. Or $4,700 at Phoenix Memorial Park and Mortuary.

Not including the cost of the casket.”

This comes from Edythe JensenThe Arizona Republic

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As you can see there are truly funeral cost vampires out there. So be sure to find one that is not going to bite you.

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Find out about the funeral cost vampires that are out there.

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One Response to “Your Funeral Guy: Beware Funeral Cost Vampires”

  1. tepping May 29, 2008 at 11:22 am #

    I would expect a move in pre planning education given the rise in cremations. The baby boomers are a “detail” oriented group. It will become much more commonplace in years to come to preplan every detail that virtually eliminates the need for a funeral director to participate in any post death planning or the opportunity to take advantage of potential “emotional overspending” other than what is required by law.

    Todd Epping

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