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Congrats on the new arrival and sorry for your loss. What time you have had!

Even if we get her totally off the hook for the CC debts, she's still looking at a $17000 bill for the funeral and all the associated costs.

Arghh...It's too late to help your Mom save any money on this, but don't buy the casket at the funeral home. Costco sells caskets...really. And they are just as nice, and a lot cheaper. They guarantee to get them to the funeral home, usually in a day or two, depending on weekends, etc. And most, if not all, states have passed laws that require funeral homes to use these caskets rather than ones they sell.

Or if you're going to cremate the body, the funeral home will usually let you use a casket and just have you pay a 're-lining' fee. Lots cheaper, too.

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