Sunday's Wisconsin State Journal included an article in its Personal Finance Section from the Seattle Times titled In These Hard Times, Even Funeral Industry Is Suffering. The article presents some insight into the more cost-effective option of cremation.
All too often a person's passing is unexpected. One way to ease the shock and burden of an untimely death is to discuss the options that exist for funeral and burial. Discussing it know, and making some plans, will save your loved ones time, money, and grief in the future....hopefully long off in the future.