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How much is a good amount to pay ?
My in laws want a $20,000 each in case family members judge how much they were loved. They can afford it. Hubby and I think the extra money can be used for their grandkids future.


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1 year ago
My folks funerals were about $10g each. They had set aside money for theirs

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1 year ago
Not your money and I hope they use that $20k and then leave the rest to the recap to be frank. Provide for your own children and stop waiting around for grandparents to pass to fund your life

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1 year ago
wow. Bitter

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1 year ago
Hmmm people really underestimate how much a funeral will cost. My grandmothers was $8,000 and it was pretty simple. Organising a funeral is the pits, you have to make alot of decisions very quickly & you have to have cash on hand immediately. I'm pretty sure you can have a plan in place with some companies in advance. I'd recommend they go and see someone & organise it in advance. As for your imput it's not your decision to make.

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1 year ago
When ?
My aunties was $4,500 8 years ago

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1 year ago
Less than 2 years ago. There was a small wake included with tea coffee & sandwiches

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1 year ago
$7000 a few months ago, and it was the absolute basic, no frills, nothing!

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1 year ago
With who ?*

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1 year ago
See everyone be aware dying costs alot of money. Imagine what it'll cost in 20 years time....

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1 year ago
How long until they die?

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1 year ago
They are alive
Prepaid funeral

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1 year ago
Let them choose how they want to go. It's the last thing they get to choose for themselves

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1 year ago
Be thankful they're taking care of it themselves. I know plenty of people who've had to scramble to find thousands they don't have to pay for a parent's funeral.

I honestly thought expectation of inheritance had disappeared, replaced with being thankful your parents saved enough to pay for their ridiculously expensive aged care.

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1 year ago
This ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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1 year ago
I don't think you used the clap emoji properly. It doesn't make sense

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1 year ago
first half yes, second half no

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1 year ago
People are greedy and expect things for nothing!
If my parents want to spend everything they have on their own funeral, that's their choice!
Stop thinking of what you think your parents owe you ๐Ÿ˜ก

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1 year ago
Sorry but it's really not up to you. If they want to spend it and have the money then go for it. It's their money not the grand children's. You sound more concerned that you won't be getting it.

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1 year ago
I think anything over $6k is a waste of money
My funeral is going to be $3,500 wicker basket or just a shroud

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1 year ago
I agree, unless they have dependents who need it then its theirs to do what they want with it. Personally I dont care. My family can have a picnic and say a poem and plant a tree. I wont know, Ill be dead :P

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1 year ago
I don't know where you live but the minimum funeral here is about $7000. That was no frills anything and the cheapest chipboard casket. And i mean no frills. Literally someone read a poem, there was two songs, we decorated everything ourselves, the rest was the funeral home and cremation costs!

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1 year ago
Are they doing prepaid funerals?

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1 year ago
Yes

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1 year ago
Then what does it matter?

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1 year ago
Waste of money

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1 year ago
That's your opinion. Good for you ๐Ÿ‘

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1 year ago
Why dont you ever identify yourself as the OP? You are on here pretty often and constantly make remarks, we can see itโ€™s you, why not just identify yourself? Check the box next time.

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1 year ago
Why do you assume you know her? Is it because she mentions her inlaws? I think you're assuming alot without any facts.

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1 year ago
Some people like to keep up appearances even when theyโ€™re dead

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1 year ago
Iโ€™m sorry but this entire post is terrible in my opinion. You do not get to dictate how other people spend their money. It feels like you are being greedy and nosey. The whole thing is horrible, please remember that it is not your money and you are not entitled to it!!!

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1 year ago
It's their money and their choice how they wish to spend it. Just because they have grandkids doesn't mean they have to leave them something in their will. Why do people assume they will or should receive anything frkm family in their will?! It frustrates me how money is demanded or assumed by people just because they are family. Bottom line if its in their will its the law you have to abide their wishes down to the letter. Their executor will ensure its all by the book, I hope they get a good one!

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1 year ago
And for the record Ive never received anything from a family member in a will or otherwise and dont expect anything either.

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1 year ago
If they're paying for it then its not really your decision

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1 year ago
This is like when people and bicker and contest wills.
You can disagree all you want, you can think money would be better spent but at the end of the day, for everyone who needs to hear this IT IS NOT YOUR MONEY NOR IS IT YOUR CHILDRENS MONEY.
Itโ€™s THEIRS.

As their parents you should have taken care of their grandkids future if thatโ€™s what you want.

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1 year ago
I think they should plan their own and pay for it now, that way no changes can be made and they will get their wishes filled.
Itโ€™s sounds like you would encourage anyone planning it to cut costs!
Itโ€™s your job to think about your kids future and not theirs.

My life insurance pays out 10k right away for funeral costs, my life insurance company told me that is a standard amount to be available right away even though it more than covers costs and laughed there should be plenty left to make fireworks out of my ashes.