How to shop for a casket or urn
How to choose a funeral home
It’s best to choose a funeral home based on a recommendation by someone you trust. Don’t feel immediate pressure to choose quickly. Take time to speak with your close circle for a choice or two.
The pros and cons of burial
Deciding if a burial is the best choice will hinge on several factors, including religion or similar beliefs, cost, and family dynamics. While it’s considered a more traditional choice, fewer than half of deaths now end in traditional burials.
The pros and cons of cremation
Cremation is now the most popular option for final disposition. Cremation was used in 54 percent of deaths in 2019, according to the National Funeral Directors Association. They project that to rise to around 78 percent by 2040.
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