Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Money Matters

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Money Matters

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What if you could save your family money on something really important... We look at how MEN readers can protect their loved ones with a funeral plan from Dignity.

When it comes to protecting loved ones from difficult decisions or financial stress, no one thinks twice about making a Will or taking out life assurance. Now more people are taking out a funeral plan, so that family and friends won't have the worry of organising and paying for funeral arrangements at an upsetting time.

At the MEN we believe that it's important not to leave loved ones exposed to the prospect of a large and possibly unexpected bill for funeral costs.

The Guaranteed Funeral Plan from Dignity guarantees to cover the necessary costs of a traditional cremation funeral, no matter how much costs rise in the years ahead.

So why not call Dignity today on 0800 484 0390 quoting MGNR7ND for a no-obligation information pack, free pen and a Pounds 50 discount for MEN readers. Take control and beat increasing funeral prices Due to the combination of the rising costs of living coupled with low interest rates, any money put to one side is unlikely to grow enough to cover the cost of a funeral. With funeral costs expected to grow by 6.89% per year, by 2017 the average cost of a funeral could be almost Pounds 5,000*** RISING FUNERAL COSTS Pounds 6,000 Pounds 5,500 Average funeral costs Projected funeral costs Pounds 5,000 Pounds 4,500 Pounds 4,000 Pounds 3,500 Pounds 3,000 Pounds 2,500 Pounds 2,225 Pounds 3,516 Pounds 4,906 Pounds 2,000 Pounds 1,500 Pounds 1,000 Pounds 500 2006* 2012** 2017*** * Mintel: Funerals - UK - January 2007 ** Funeral costs research carried out by Matter Communications *** 2017 forecast based on the average increase of 6.89% each year between 2000 and 2012 Unlike some other ways of paying towards funeral costs, the Guaranteed Funeral Plan will cover the necessary costs of a cremation funeral at today's prices. …

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