Because of modern advances in science I do not expect to kick the bucket anytime soon, but in the unlikely event that I do I have decided to become cremated. My choice to being burn to a pile of ashes is inspired by the discomforting idea of my body rotting in a box in the ground. While looking into funeral homes in my area I have figured the cost to be around $700. Included in this price is: temporarily storing my body, cremating me, and taking care of everything in between such as a death certificate. Once cremated I would rather not be buried or have my ashes spread instead I would like to be placed on a southern California beach where I could enjoy the nice weather. At this point the method of storing my ashes makes no difference to me but I did find a nice urn called The Lucia Titanium Cremation Urn on sale from $4,899.00 to $4,654.05.
For my funeral I would like for my friends and family to celebrate the good times they had with me. I would like to spend the money I made throughout my life to treat my guest to a lobster and steak dinner. The dinner will be before anyone speaks to ensure my guests are satisfied and in a good mood.
I would like for my family to have my body cremated at a location close to my home so that by body doesn??™t need to be transported far. My body will be put in a leak proof container and burnt at a temperature between 1,400 and 1,800 degrees. This will leave me as a pile of ash and bones which will then be placed in my container. Before my cremation the proper paper work must be completed and filed for around $500. For the actual cremation the cheapest I can find in a location close to my home is just under $900. For my body I would like to be dressed in my best suit, shoes and a fur coat. Other than clothing the only item I would like to be cremated with is my watch.
Because of the troubles corporations put on families I would to be handled by a private funeral home. It is important to me to not be a burden to my family after I die. It would be fine by me if my family could save their own money by any means.
To save my family the trouble I would hopefully, before I die, work out the cheapest method for my disposal. I would also like to have the money set aside so when the time comes my family can celebrate my death without added stress. If I were to have a traditional funeral one method I might suggest is to build your own casket for a fraction of the cost. One way I might suggest to save money for my own funeral is to not buy an urn but instead place my ashes in a coffee can or jar.
Pre-paid burial plans have a lot of restriction and regulations that can cause problem for families. I do like the idea of setting money aside for the costs but not through a company. Hopefully I will have someone to trust with the money and the plans so that my funeral can be the way I want it.