Sunset Finances Expresses Support for Funeral Donation Websites

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On the heels of a Time article by Jacob Davidson, published September 23rd, 2013 entitled "Death 2.0: Crowdfunding Your Funeral," Sunset Finances promoted and commended websites such as and for giving families of the deceased a tactful way to accept donations for pricey funeral and burial expenses.

Today, Sunset Finances gave support and praise to recent websites that have surfaced which are designed to accept donations to assist with the costs of a burial or funeral. Sunset Finances’ promotion and backing comes shortly after the Time's article, "Death 2.0: Crowdfunding Your Funeral," was published (September 23rd), detailing the network of websites that has recently emerged to accept donations for funeral costs.

The Time article, written by Jacob Davidson, states that the average funeral service costs around $10,000 not including the burial services. Davidson states that to some, it might sound odd for families and loved ones to accept money to help pay for something as private as a death, but the fact of the matter is that funeral expenses are often more than what families can comfortably afford, especially if on short notice and if the deceased did not have any money set aside specifically for the event.

Davidson lists websites such as,,, and as some places that families can go to in order to set up an account where other family and friends can donate money in lieu of flowers, or donating to a charity, to help ease the financial burden.

Sunset Finances stated that they are really pleased to see websites handling the merging of two touchy and sensitive areas—asking for or accepting money, and the death of a loved one—so tastefully and tactfully. Sunset Finances likes the idea that a family who is put on the spot by an unexpected death being able to receive financial support without having to come right out and petition for it, which can feel awkward and uncomfortable for many.

Sunset is quoted as saying, "While families are under the emotional burden of losing somebody that mattered a great deal to them, it can be completely overwhelming and blindsiding to also have to figure out the finances in order to fund the burial and funeral expenses. These websites give people a way to gracefully allow others to pitch in and help." Sunset Finances recommends that if people are interested in learning about funeral costs, they read the articles on this burial and funeral insurance website.

About Sunset Finances: is an online magazine designed to celebrate life after death, and commemorate and honor the lives of loved ones and family members who have passed on.

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