Laurence Jackson, 54, was in charge of arranging and paying for his mothers funeral. But when his family arrived to pay their last respects, he cancelled the service in order to save money. Florence Mitchell, 89, who died in hospital of pneumonia following a stroke leaves six children and at least 20 grandchildren behind. In order to save money Laurence arranged the cremation to take place in a secret out-of-hours funeral, saving him a large amount of money. Unfortunatly Flo
There are around 600,000 funerals in the UK each year Credit: ITV News Anglia It's emerged that 40 per cent of us don't know whether a close relative wants to be buried or cremated; a similar number arranging a funeral expressed surprise at the expense involved. It is a worrying statistic! It's something that should be planned in advance to help your loved ones at a very difficult time. ITV Anglia have done an insightful report on how funerals don't have to be a sad occasion.
Meaning a massive 2.7 million have had to borrow to pay for a funeral. The increasing cost of funerals means that one in four people ended up having to take out some kind of loan to pay for the bill after a loved one passes away. The figures, from the British Seniors Insurance Agency, should perhaps come as no surprise, because between us we have spent £4.8 billion on funerals over the past five years, and the average funeral costs £3,733: nobody has this kind of money lying
Quite often we don't really know what we want when it come to our funeral, however with more and more of our beloved celebrities dying and finances being tight, more people are thinking ahead than ever. There are already many ways to celebrate a loved ones passing and options are growing. The latest option for Space fans are Ascension Flights who were on BBC's Dragon's Den back in 2012. They send ashes of the deceased over 100,000 feet above the Earth’s surface to the edge o
Planning ahead for your own funeral is unfortunately is something that does need to be addressed sooner rather than later if you are wanting to save your family stress and money. Funeral planning avoids these problems and save your family and yourself alot of money. Today funeral costs are rising a lot faster than inflation. When you pay over one or two years, you won’t be charged interest on your payments depending on the funeral plan provider. If however, you feel taking a
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