The Lowdown on Funeral Costs

It pays to know what charges to expect when planning a funeral for yourself or a loved one.

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Let's face it: Most people don't plan their own funerals. The planning gets compressed into a few days by those they leave behind, who aren't in a frame of mind to go shopping around for the lowest possible price. And because it's not something most people do very often, few would know what to do, anyway.

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