3 Tips to Lower Funeral Costs

April 30th, 2018

Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult things to deal with in life. When planning services to honor the life of someone who was important to you, you want to do everything that you can to ensure that his or her legacy lives on and that he or she is honored for all of the good they did in the world. In many instances, the financial burden that comes along with planning a funeral can be just as taxing as the emotions you are dealing with as well.

There are a number of options that can be explored when it comes to lowering the cost of a funeral. Low-cost funerals and cheap cremations in Philadelphia can be just as honorable as their more expensive counterparts. We’ve compiled three of our favorite tips to cut costs while also giving your loved one the service that he or she deserves.

  • Research. There are a number of businesses providing compassionate and affordable funeral and cremation services in the Philadelphia area. Don’t be afraid to research and compare prices before making a final decision.
  • Choose cremation. Choosing cremation over burial services is by far the best way to limit the expenses of a funeral, as cremations often cost thousands of dollars less than burial services. Low-cost cremations in Philadelphia are available today from McCafferty Funeral Home.
  • Choose wood for direct cremations. If you have opted for a direct cremation and will not be holding a service or viewing, you do not need to purchase a casket. An unfinished wood or canvas container can be used for a direct cremation and will save upwards of $1,000 on funeral expenses.

Losing a loved one is difficult, and with the average funeral costs now reaching upwards of $25,000, low-cost planning is more popular than ever. Anyone who is in need of low-cost cremation or funeral services is encouraged to call our team at McCafferty Funeral Home today at 215-531-5014 for immediate attention.

For more information about planning a burial or to schedule a consultation, please call 215-624-4200.

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    The team at McCafferty Funeral home made this extremely difficult process a breeze. Thank you Mr. Mark & Lisa and Koryn you guys were so wonderful and understanding. I highly recommend this wonderful place.

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