This Non Sequitur cartoon shows a man pondering the burial plot and headstone he reserved when he was 25, thinking it was a brilliant retirement plan at the time. Now, years later, maybe he’s not so sure.
Newsflash: Planning ahead on funeral and burial arrangements is always a good idea. Why? Despite great advances in medical care, humans do still have a 100% mortality rate. And the cost of this tiny piece of real estate keeps going up.
Of course, that rising cost is one element driving more people toward cremation. Perhaps this man’s plans have changed, and he’s leaning toward cremation as more than 50% of the U.S. population is now doing. Either way, figure out what you want, what it costs, and how you or your family are going to pay for it – before someone dies!