Today’s Non Sequitur cartoon hits right in the pocketbook. We see an older couple in their home, the is wife in the kitchen and the husband is reviewing papers at the dining room table. He says, “Good news, honey… Thanks to years of living within our means, diligently saving and making safe investments, we can finally afford to die.”
The headline in a box says “Phil continues his reign as the king of attainable goals.”
Do you know how much it costs to die? Have you done any funeral planning to set a budget for that inevitability? If you’re considering a funeral with burial, depending on where you live and plan to be buried, the goods and services can range from $6,000 to $15,000 – and that may not include cemetery costs to open and close the grave.
A simple cremation can be done for under $1,000. Donating your body to science costs nothing. So, how much of your estate do you want to devote to your final arrangements? Time to start a conversation!
BTW, multiple copies of A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die are scheduled to be delivered to my door today! The shipping will begin immediately. Check out www.AGoodGoodbye.com for more information and to place an order!