Sunset Finances Announces Cost Effective Burial Alternative

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In the wake of the Fay Observer’s September 18th article entitled “Columbaria Allow Fayetteville Church Members to Rest in Peace in a Familiar Place”, Sunset Finances announced the cost effectiveness of cremation and columbarium burial.

Sunset Finances announced the cost effective nature of cremation and burial in a columbaria in the face of overwhelming traditional burial costs. Though many factors may allow this exceeding cost to be offset, countless families face a difficult decision regarding burial locations due to the high costs inherent in cemetery and funeral preparations. Sunset Finances’ announcement came on the heels of the September 18th Fay Observer’s article titled “Columbaria Allow Fayetteville Church Members to Rest in Peace in a Familiar Place.”

Alicia Banks began her composition with the story of a man and who, after discovering the high cost of traditional burial plots, decided instead to investigate cremation and columbarium burial. The couple’s church recently decided to build a columbaria to offer a final resting place to its members. This is consistent with a growing trend of churches and communities building small encasements for those who have been cremated. Columbarium are superior to traditional cemeteries in their economical use of space and price, boasting costs often as much as $20,000 cheaper than traditional cemetery burials.

As columbarium are being built more and more often, Sunset Finances encouraged readers to investigate this method of burial, both for its monetary and spacial economic value. Traditional burial options, often cost upwards of $15,000 for one person alone, while cremation and columbaria burial may cost as low as $3500 per person. There exists burial insurance to help cover burial costs. AARP life insurance is one of the types of burial insurance available. recommends you read this page on life insurance for AARP members however; it is still unclear if a columbaria burial would be covered by this kind of burial insurance policy. Columbarium may be found at local cemeteries and churches, while cremation information is available at most funeral homes. Before making an end of life plan including a traditional burial in casket and cemetery, consider switching to the cost-effective cremation and columbaria burial.

Alicia Banks is a staff writer for the Fay Observer. A native of Fayetteville, Banks has turned exploring her hometown into a writing career, working as a Fay Observer journalist.

Sunset Finances urged families and individuals to consider alternatives to the traditional burial route of embalming, placed in a casket, and buried in a cemetery. Though this tradition is fitting for many families, the high prices of these services renders such a burial a financial burden to many families. An alternative to traditional burial has arisen and is rapidly growing: “burial” in a columbaria, a large structure with small niches to hold cremated remains. This method of burial often boasts prices over $10,000 cheaper than traditional burial, rendering it an inexpensive, equally beautiful means of finding a final resting place.

About Sunset Finances:
Sunset Finances is a site devoted to celebrating the lives of lost loved ones, as well as providing counsel regarding end of life services.

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