Talk about a touchy subject! The thought of worrying about money when planning a funeral for a loved one seems petty, right? But talking about funerals is something that does need to happen before it's too late.
In my mind, pre-planning a funeral classifies as frugal because once you know what you want (or what a loved one wants) you won't get caught up in emotional buying.
Patrick McGarry is part of the Hulse, Playfair & McGarry family on McLeod Street. It's a beautiful facility with lots of in-house services.
But remember, you need to shop around for the funeral home that fits your needs. Prices vary greatly from one place to the next. Ask the right questions!
BasicCremations.com is another option for anyone who wants to keep things simple. It's primarily an online business. Unlike the funeral home, you can avoid sit down sessions with planners and just get right to the business of cremation.
When you have a conversation about your funeral wishes make sure to cover these basics.
1) What do you want to have happen to your body?
(gravesite, cremation, donate to science)
2) What kind of celebration do you want your family and friends to have?
(visitation in funeral home, house party, no party)
3) Where do you want your remains to go?