What are my needs for burial and final expenses?

Long gone are the days of being buried in a pinewood box. Funeral expenses can vary from several thousand dollars up to $15,000 and more depending on which services you select. Funeral homes and crematoriums provide a list of expenses some of which have been enumerated here. Use this calculator as a guideline to help estimate your burial and final expenses.
Professional Services
Basic services of funeral director and staff ($) 
Embalming ($) 
Other preparations of the body ($) 
Facilities and Staff Services
Viewing and ceremony ($) 
Cemetery and graveside ($) 
Transportation Services
Transfer remains to funeral home ($) 
Hearse ($) 
Limousine ($) 
Casket/Cremation urn ($) 
Burial/Urn vault/liner ($) 
Monument/Memorial/Tombstone ($) 
Other Expenses
Burial clothing ($) 
Floral arrangements ($) 
Food ($) 
Airfare and accommodations ($) 
Other ($) 

This information may help you analyze your financial needs. It is based on information and assumptions provided by you regarding your goals, expectations and financial situation. The calculations do not infer that the company assumes any fiduciary duties. The calculations provided should not be construed as financial, legal or tax advice. In addition, such information should not be relied upon as the only source of information. This information is supplied from sources we believe to be reliable but we cannot guarantee its accuracy. Hypothetical illustrations may provide historical or current performance information. Past performance does not guarantee nor indicate future results.

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