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How to Save on Funeral Expenses
The funeral industry is a racket. Funerals cost over $6,000 to start. A casket can cost $2,000. Right when someone dies and you are grieving is a lousy time to start dealing with the issue of their funeral. And, it's a double grief to have to pay all that money if you really don't have it, to try and honor their memory. So, what can you do to help your loved ones when you die? Build your own coffin while you are alive! Besides you can make it as simple, down home, fancy, or wacky as you want. Like an art car, you could make an art coffin. Eat that, King Tut! (I think I'd like one that looks like a nesting doll. Or maybe a soap box derby car. Then just start me rolling and let me go and I'll roll into the grave. hehehe) The only thing is, before starting I'd check to make sure the local authorities where you want to be buried will allow you to be buried in your homemade box, or if there are any specs you have to follow.
- Build Your Own Coffin http://www.motherearthnews.com/do-it-yourself/build-coffin.aspx
- Build one from a coffin kit http://www.nydailynews.com/money/2009/08/19/2009-08-19_cheap_death_man_offers_buildyourown_caskets_for_275.html.