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How to plan for funeral costs

Funerals are part of the human journey that none of us is spared. But we can be spared the financial burden.

Life is unpredictable, so if you plan ahead, your grieving loved ones aren’t left behind asking for donations or getting into debt.

Protect your loved ones

Research suggests an average household spends the same amount on a funeral as they would normally spend on groceries and food in a year. That is a huge amount of money! Fortunately, Ackermans offers you funeral cover and personal accident insurance, underwritten by Hollard, starting from as little as R49.95 per month for up to R93 000 in cover.

Find out more and get the cover you need on our financial services insurance page. Sign up for your family’s peace of mind today.

The average costs of a funeral

Ways to curb costs

Use community halls, churches or chapels instead of tents or private venues. These are either free or will cost just a small fee.

Pastors will usually give their services free of charge to church members.

Read more about protecting your family from financial distress.

Find out more about our financial services.

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