The Truth About Funeral Planning
Reader's Digest Canada|March 2021
FACT CHECK
Anna-Kaisa Walker

1 Don’t fall for the stereotype that funeral directors take advantage of your grieving. “We’re not on commission,” says Regina funeral director Jeff Weafer. “If I make a commitment to you, it’s my job to guide you through.”

2 Zoom funerals are here to stay, even post-pandemic. One survey in the United States found that 60 per cent of funeral homes launched or expanded live-stream video services in 2020.

3 When it comes to prepaying for a funeral, your money accrues interest in a trust and the cost of the funeral remains frozen at today’s prices. You can also opt for a life insurance policy that includes final expenses, paid with a monthly premium.

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