Booming Forward: Have you made funeral plans yet?

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SALT LAKE CITY -- FOX 13's Dave Nemeth told Nineveh Dinha that he received a piece of mail that was a little unnerving. Funeral preparation advertisements are being sent to boomers.

During further investigation, Dave learned Monday was National Funeral Director and Mortician Recognition Day.

In light of this discovery, our reporter decided to visit a local mortuary to find out what it costs to pay for a funeral. Watch the full interview above.


  • Finny Wiggen

    Average funeral in Utah costs $10k-$12K.
    There are not-for-profit organizations that can teach you how to cut those costs down to less than $4K without giving up any of the perks, or down to less than $2K if you give up things like embalming and the vault.
    Is a non-profit volunteer operated cemetery that teaches families how to save money.
    Is a non-profit consumer advocacy group that helps families save money.

    Best advice I can give:
    Do not purchase a funeral plan! You will pay thousands of dollars in unnecessary expenses, only to later find out that it usually does not cover everything. Best thing you can do is put about $5,000 in a bank account set aside to pay your funeral expense. Then Use the advice from these two websites to dramatically reduce your costs.

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