Different Methods for Funding a Funeral Service

By: Tom Gallagher
Friday, July 7, 2017

Funerals can be quite expensive, and families often have to scramble to find the funds to finance the ceremony. This can add to the stress and grief the families experience, especially if they don’t have enough money to give the decedent the funeral they wanted. There are a number of ways to fund a funeral service without breaking the bank and some of them are mentioned below:

1. Pre-Planning

This is one of the best ways to fund a funeral. Individuals can plan their funeral service well in advance and pay for it while they’re in good financial condition. This removes the burden from the shoulders of the family members and ensures the funeral is carried out according to the decedent’s wishes.

2. Government Sponsored Programs

Local government-run programs can provide some financial assistance to grieving families that need money for funerals. These programs are easy to find with a simple online search and can be immensely helpful in your time of need.

3. Asking Friends and Family

Most friends and family members are willing to help the grieving family as much as they can. You can contact all the close relatives and friends and explain the situation to them. Even small contributions can help ease the financial burden of the funeral. Don’t shy away from asking for help because there’s nothing wrong with relying on loved ones for support.

4. Try Crowd Funding

Crowd funding is a valid option if you’re still lacking for funds and need more financial support. It’s easy to set up a crowd funding account and promote it social media to get some funding from generous donors.

If you want to know more about funerals or want to plan one, don’t hesitate to call Thomas M. Gallagher Funeral Home for more information. 

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