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Dying Is So Expensive!

dying is so expensive

Dying Is So Expensive!

So true. Today’s very average funeral in the Midwest region is about $7,000 to $10,000, not including burial space and a marker. So how can we decrease the expenses?

Would You Rather Receive Interest or Pay Interest?

receive money or pay moneyWould You Rather Receive Interest or Pay Interest?

That is the question…..I saw it again this week.  A sweet lady mistakenly thought that the only way she could pre-fund her funeral is to make small monthly payments, over a several year period, and pay interest for the “privilege” of setting aside her own money!  WRONG!  By using a Funeral Trust, you can make small monthly payments, over the number of years you choose, and RECEIVE interest, much like a savings account.  You do NOT have to pay interest to a third party for the “privilege” of saving your OWN money for your OWN final arrangements!

Let the Math do the Talking…..

mathLet the Math do the Talking…..

“Bless your little pointed head….”  my high school Algebra teacher, Mrs. Benedict, said this to me often.  I always struggled with math and didn’t like numbers much.  But when I began to help clients with their final arrangements – I could easily do the math.