Question:

How can I help my child remember his/her sibling?

Inexpensive Funeral Options

When the economy is in a down turn it can be difficult to find the money to cover funeral expenses. The cost of an average funeral including burial is close to $10,000. If covering an expense like that is not possible, there are some less expensive options.


  • Consider donating the body to science. If a medical school or scientific institution accepts the donation they will usually pay to have it cremated and returned to the family after the body has been studied.

  • Look into direct cremation. This type of cremation is offered by some funeral homes as well as organizations like the Neptune Society. In a direct cremation, the body is picked up and taken directly to the crematorium. There is no funeral or visitation. The cost for one of these cremations usually starts around $700 depending where you are.

  • If you opt for a traditional funeral and burial there are ways to save there as well. Caskets are a major expense. You can make your own for much less than purchasing one and it is allowed. Look for a burial plot in a public cemetery run by the city or county, the fees are usually much less than private cemeteries.

Funeral Frequently Asked Questions

How can I remember my child at Christmas?

How can I cope?

How can I memorialize my Child?

How can I remember my lost loved one at Christmas?

How should I journal?

How can I remember my child on his/her birthday?

How should I journal?

What are some ideas for a journal about my īlostī loved one?

How can I begin a journal for my loss?

What are the steps of grieving?

How can I help my friends that lost a baby?

Can I have a memorial for our baby that was a miscarriage?

What type of memorial services are there?

Why should I journal?

Why should I journal on the loss of a loved one?

What are the steps of grieving?

How long should I be grieving for?

How can I help my child cope with the death of his/her sibling?

How can I cope with the anniversary of my childīs death?

How can I cope with the anniversary of my loved-oneīs death?

How can I cope?

How can I help my friends that lost a loved one?

How do men grieve?

How does child loss affect men?

How does the loss of a loved one effect men?

How can I cope?

How do I maintain my relationship?

What will I experience throughout grieving?

What are the steps of grieving?

How does the loss affect the grandparents?

How can I help my friends that lost a baby?

How can I help my child remember his/her sibling?

How can I help my friends that lost a baby?

How can I help my friends that lost a baby?

How can I help my child remember his/her sibling?

How can I cope at Christmas time?

How can this affect my relationship?

What are the steps of grieving?

What questions can I use for journaling prompts?

How can I help my child remember his/her sibling?

How can I help my child cope with the death of his/her sibling?

How do I maintain my relationship?

What should I know about Memorial services?

How can I memorialize my Child?

How can I memorialize my Child?

Is it appropriate to wear a piece of jewelry to remember a loved one?

How will this affect my marriage?

How can I memorialize my Child?

How do I maintain my relationship?

What is another way to remember my lost loved one?

How does child loss affect men?

How can I help my friends that lost a baby?

How do I tell my children?

How do I tell my family?

How can I help my child cope with the death of my grandchild?

How can I notify acquaintances of my loss?

How can I help my child cope with the death of my grandchild?

How can I help my child cope with the death of my grandchild?

How does the loss affect the grandparents?

What are that statistics for SIDS?

What is Sudden Infant Death Sydnrome?

How is SIDS prevented?

What are the risks of SIDS?

Who makes the funeral arrangements?

Are there places of support for those who mourn?

How do you start planning for a funeral?

What rights does the Family have in making arrangements?

Where do I file a complaint?

How can I personalize a funeral or viewing?





Recent Funeral Questions

Q. I work in a residential home and would like some tips on how to handle one of our residents deaths. When we lose a resident it is my resposibility to notify the familly ( of the lost one), I would like some advice on how to handle this situation because I am not very experienced And find it hard to break such news. Thank you.
A. Click for the Answer





Not finding the advice and tips you need on this Funeral Tip Site? Request a Tip Now!


Guru Spotlight
Jolyn Wells-Moran