10 Jan 2024

Fergus Wheeler: Death withouth debt, and the DIY funeral

From Summer Times, 9:45 am on 10 January 2024

The only two certainties in life are taxes ... and death.

The average price tag associated with death in this country is $10,000. While many are attuned to the current cost of living crisis, there are fewer conversations about the cost of dying.

However, the tide is turning, with more people exploring the option of a DIY, or do it yourself, funeral.

Mystified and frustrated by the cost demanded for his own parents' funerals (even when attempting DIY), Fergus Wheeler was determined to find an alternative.

In the years since, he has launched a website which is also a call to arms: Death Without Debt.


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