as now we talking about funeral, I think there is nothing wrong in somebody driving a Porsche who does not make a million bucks. sorry john, it is not a jab, but just a philosophical thinking. We are working very hard, save like squirrels, plan like beavers or gophers and die one day to be forgotten by this entire world including our kids. If it is a cremation, kids are free from few more burdens too, it is a favor for them and it is one of the most selfless thing to do. we are not demanding them to come to our graves every year with flowers and not making them to feel guilty if they didn't do so.Sailfish said:Yep and make sure you have at least enough insurance to cover the funeral cost. Mother thought she had enough but in the end I paid over $4,000. for her funeral. I am not complaining as I always knew I would. It can be a shocker and she even had her own plot, next to Father's.
Some funeral homes offer preplanning, my Mother did that, to some extent banking on the insurance she had would cover it. As I said above it didn't. LOL I told my husband I want to be cremated instead.