A full funeral and burial in a cemetery has been the traditional method of disposing of a deceased’s remains but more people are now choosing cremation, according to the Financial Advisor in "Social Stigma of Cremation Going Up in Smoke."
Cremation is normally a much cheaper option than a burial service. However, it is still important to shop around and make sure you are receiving a good price with a reputable company. Prices and service can vary greatly between companies.
An estate planning attorney can advise you on distributing your assets and leaving cash to help your family meet expenses.
Reference: Financial Advisor (Oct. 11, 2016) "Social Stigma of Cremation Going Up in Smoke."