The passing of a loved one is always a very difficult situation, and adding to the emotional burden is the thought of planning and financing funeral arrangements. Laying a loved one to rest can be costly and put a financial strain on families, especially when the death is sudden or unexpected. Many families who do not have these funds at their immediate disposal may have to pull money from their savings or even run up credit cards.
To give you more perspective, YouCaring created a helpful infographic providing insight and statistics on the cost of funerals and cremations in the U.S.
We’ve found that a funeral is actually one of the top four most expensive consumer purchases, with the average funeral cost being between $7,000 and $10,000, and the cost of cremation typically ranging from $1,500 to $4,000.
It’s not surprising that so many people are resorting to crowdfunding to help foot the bill. By starting a free funeral fundraiser, you can alleviate the financial burden of funerals and cremations.