Selling a Burial Plot is a Grave Decision

Whether you have inherited an unwanted plot or decided you want to relocate your eternal resting place, disposing of an unused plot can be challenging.

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When Mark Frankel's parents left their New York home for Florida more than 25 years ago, they kept one small piece of real estate near their former residence: two unused plots at the Beth David Cemetery in Elmont, N.Y. It became clear that the couple wouldn't use the plots after Frankel's father died and was buried in Florida.

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Contributing Writer, Kiplinger's Retirement Report