Tag: funeral cost

Do Your Parents Need Life Insurance?

A friend of mine is engaged and will marry soon. The fiancé’s dad passed away recently without any life insurance. This put the family in the position of having to pay for all of the funeral related expenses. With the average cost of a funeral running $10,000 or more, this can put a financial strain on the surviving spouse and adult children at a time that’s emotionally difficult

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A Couple’s Life Insurance Criteria

I met with a young couple six months ago. They were expecting their first child and the husband wanted to talk about life insurance. The arrival of a child is a time when many couples explore life insurance and I was honored and delighted to be consulted to assist them.

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What Does a Funeral Cost?

What does it truly cost to bury or cremate a Loved One? On November 9, 2012, Money Magazine published on-line the first in a three part series dealing with end of life issues. Part 1, The High Cost of Saying Goodbye, provided an excellent overview of pricing, sales tactics, and even deceptive practices that some disreputable companies and directors have used. The articles also presented a number of steps people can take to protect themselves financially at one of the most difficult times a surviving spouse or family will ever face.

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