Savings in Life & Death

Mourn your loved ones; not the cost it took to bury them

By Charlotte Young
|  Monday, Dec 8, 2008  |  Updated 12:39 PM EDT
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With her last breath, old auntie only had one request: “The economy is down,” she said. “So don't spend too much on my casket.” Of course you'd hate to go against her last wish. And she was right; your finances can't support an extravagant funeral.

US-Funerals Online reports that caskets can be the most expensive part of the funeral, ranging from $2,000 to almost $10,000 dollars depending on the design and material of the casket. Costco has 18 gauge steel caskets ranging from $924.99 to $1499.99. Copper caskets are $2599.99; which is a good deal cheaper than the average price of what you’ll find when casket shopping.

If you’d like to keep old auntie around, urns at Costco range from $79.99 to $99.99. Then there’s the steel blue silk urn at $49.99.

Costco also has pet urns, keepsakes, and sympathy flowers all at prices to fit reasonable prices. Mourning doesn't have to be limited, but your finances certainly can.

Check out Costco's website for more information: http://www.costco.com/Common/CostcoCategory.aspx?cat=20595&eCat=BC

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