Thursday, June 20, 2013

Burial Insurance

Life insurance, burial insurance, final expense policy. All terms for the same thing.

We come into this world with nothing and leave the same way. But most of us do leave behind unpaid bills.

Credit cards, mortgage loans, car loans, bequests . . . the list goes on.

But what happens if there is not enough money to take care of your funeral, much less outstanding debts?

Apparently some folks go to great lengths to solve this problem.
A 59-year-old Apple Valley woman apparently buried her husband in her backyard because she was too poor to "give him a proper burial," authorities said Wednesday.
LA Times

But wait. There's more.
Patricia Hodges, 65, of Marietta in southeastern Ohio, was sent to a state prison for six months after law-enforcement officials found a pot-growing operation in her home in December 2011.
Investigators had been looking for Hodges’ mother, Janet Kelly. After they found the drugs, Hodges confessed that she had buried her mother in her backyard 14 years earlier and had been cashing her Social Security checks since then.
And that's not all.
A Connecticut woman's fight to keep the remains of her deceased husband in her backyard has taken her all the way to the state Supreme Court, Fox Connecticut reports. Elise Piquet buried her husband, Doll, on her 8-acre property when he died in 2004 at the age of 84.
Piquet has said she made the plans for the private home burial because all the cemeteries in Chester, where the couple lived, were full. 
Life insurance plans can be quite affordable. Ask your insurance agent about available options.

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