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What is the least expensive burial option?

Direct burial is the least expensive burial option. That's because some of the most expensive purchases -- casket, preparing the body and an elaborate funeral service -- are avoided. In addition, some funeral homes will charge a lower basic-services fee (the non-declinable flat fee funeral homes charge) for direct burial. If you are interested in saving money, it's worth calling a number of different funeral homes to compare their direct burial fees.

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