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Ways To Afford A Loved One’s Cremation Services

Published: September 19, 2022
by Integrity Funeral Home at Forest Lawn Cemetery
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Many people choose cremation services in Houston, TX because they are much lower in price than the other option—a funeral. But even though they cost much less, you still have to figure out how you are going to cover those expenses. Here are a few ways you can look into the prices and afford the services your loved one needs. 

Use Life Insurance 

The first recourse is a simple one. If your loved one had a life insurance policy, as the person in charge of their final services, you may be the beneficiary of that policy. The money involved could cover the cremation service. In fact, that might be the only thing they are meant to cover. That is the first thing you are going to want to do with any money that comes from life insurance. 

Use Savings 

If your loved one didn’t have life insurance, they might have savings accounts that you can use instead. When you are able to get to their money, you can use it first to take care of their needs. Honoring them is a very nice way to spend some of their cash. 

Have Family Chip In 

If your loved one didn’t leave much behind, you might ask your family members if they can chip in on the final expenses. If everyone were to give a little towards the cremation, it is often easy enough to cover since cremation is much lower in cost than other options. 

Use Your Own Savings 

You might use money from your own savings to cover the final services as well. If you have emergency savings, this is a good reason to dip into those reserves and use some of the savings. It’s a valid thing to use savings for—to take care of a loved one.  

Take Out A Personal Loan 

If you don’t have the money you need to cover final services, you might want to take out a personal loan to get what you need for your loved one. Personal loans can be taken out for any reason. You can cover the expenses and then pay the cremation off on a monthly basis, which might be more affordable for you. 

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Gather Memorial Money 

When people in the community hear that your loved one has passed on, they might send cards and gifts to your family. One of the many things that people could send is money. You can use the money you compile for the cremation costs first. Then, you can use the rest to honor your loved one with a memorial service, or even to donate in their name to a charity. 

When you are trying to organize cremation services in Houston, TX for a loved one, it’s important to figure out what the costs will be and how you are going to cover them. There are a variety of ways to gather what you need and the funeral home professionals can help you find the answers. 

 
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