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What are the benefits of cremation and burial?
Over the last few decades, there has been an increase in the demand for cremation. In fact, according to the National Funeral Directors Association, the rate of cremation was 52.9% in 2018 and will soar to 78.4% in 2040. With this increased demand, more people are looking into the benefits of both cremation and burial before making a decision between them.
In the chart below, there are different benefits listed out for each cremation and burial.
Flexibility Less expensiveVariety of choices for final resting placeSimpler Easier for out-of-state or country arrangementsMore widely acceptedPermanent resting placeEasier to personalize a final resting place (headstone, view etc)May align more with beliefsBody is left intact To help make the decision between cremation and burial, there are a few questions to ask yourself:
What do you want your funeral service to look like?Are there specific rituals you would like to be observed at your service? What is your budget?Are there benefits to use for the funeral service such as life insurance, military funeral benefits or burial benefits? Are there final wishes to take into account for final disposition, service type or final resting place? Deciding between burial and cremation is a very personal decision. There can be a number of deciding factors involved such as religion, cost, personal belief and final resting place preference. To learn more about cremation and burial benefits, check out the podcast below.
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