Do Not Die Here

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Obit Magazine
September 9, 2008

If you plan to expire, avoid these States.

I know, I know. Right now you’re thinking to yourself, What kind of ridiculous headline is that? How am I supposed to control where I’m going to die? It could happen anywhere, at any time.

Believe me, that is no way to plan your future. Every year Americans spend between $11 to $15 billion on funerals.  In such a fun-scarce market, why should you want to be the top spender? After all, big lavish send-off or puny farewell, the end results are pretty much the same. And no matter how sumptuous the satin-lined coffin, the guest of honor never really gets to enjoy it.

A smart, which is to say frugal, funeral consumer understands that in order to leave a little something behind for the heirs, it helps to plan your death, right down to the most vital detail: namely, the state in which you would prefer to expire. Here’s why:

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Comments (2)
1 Tuesday, 30 October 2012 13:19
Ethel Wilkins
I am a single mother and I just started working my dad was real sick he was placed on hospice 10/19/12 and he passed away before we could get insurance for him and we need help what can we do
2 Tuesday, 30 October 2012 13:31
Josh Slocum
Hi Ethel,

I'm sorry to hear about your father's death.

Please start with our Funeral FAQ section. It shows you how to economize on funeral arrangements. Remember that your primary control is not to overspend (spending beyond what you have available). That may mean you have to choose a much simpler set of services than you might prefer. There are no charities that will pay for a funeral, and any state/county assistance will be for a simple cremation or burial without ceremony, if assistance is available at all.

Here are some tips:

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