Once you have selected your funeral director, you will be surprised at how easy the remaining process becomes. Your funeral director is a professional. He or she has the experience to assist and guide you through the selection process.
Determining your budget is an important part of the selection process.
You should have a dollar amount in mind as to what you want to spend or can afford as you make your selections.
Be open with you funeral director in this regard to avoid any confusion later. He or she can also be an invaluable source of information in identifying alternative sources of funds that you might be entitled to: Social Security, Veterans Administration, Union or Employee Pension funds or State or Local Governments.