While many don't want to think about their death, there are some Americans who are preparing their own funeral. It might seem like a crazy idea but with the cost of everything rising, it seems quite okay to be planning ahead.
In 2009, the average cost of a funeral which cost about $6,560 was $709 in 1960. And it doesn't even include the cemetery plot. And how will it come down with the present funeral trends.
The popular funeral trends are personalizing them with deceased's interests and funeral homes giving them memorial videos of the service. There are some non-traditional options also. These include packing the ashes into firecrackers an transforming cremains into a diamond.
By planning ahead one can save the major part of the money spent on his or her funeral.