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Is a cremation cheaper than a traditional funeral?

Cremation can be cheaper than a traditional funeral. For example, the cost of direct cremation is usually significantly less than the cost of a traditional funeral followed by a cemetery burial. But be aware that the cost of cremation can quickly add up when you include a formal funeral service and burial of cremated remains.

If cost is a concern for you, it might be a good idea to have a clear sense of how much money you'd like to spend on the cremation and the service before you make any purchases or sign any contracts or agreements.

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