Dying in America is Expensive

Sometimes an item pops up in the blur of items in our news feed and makes us go “WHAT?” Axios is reporting that the average cost of dying in the U.S. is $19,566, per person.  It varies by state (Hawaii up top, Mississippi at the bottom) and by how long you need end-of-life care, but the CDC is figuring that funerals and end-of-life care cost our country $63.8 billion in 2020.

We could probably digress a bunch on why we as a country ended up in this situation, but at Epilogg we’re focused on one aspect of end-of-life costs: the obituary. With your traditional newspaper obituary running around $750 on average, it’s clear that the Business of Death isn’t just about health care. The main reason we founded Epilogg is to give people a choice, to let people tell the stories of their loved ones…for free. It didn’t (and doesn’t) make sense to us that if your grandpa served in the Army, for example, you’d have to pay extra to put a US Armed Forces icon in the obituary.  Every comma, every line costs more.  The result?  Incomplete stories, incomplete history, incomplete grief.

With Epilogg, you can breathe easy about at least one cost at end-of-life. It’s free to create an obituary, with unlimited text, unlimited photos, no extra charges, no hidden fees for commas or military badges.  

Look at these Epiloggs and tell us how you could limit these stories to a tiny expensive box in a newspaper? Epilogg has your back. Say Hello, Say Goodbye, Say It All.   (*Now back to doomscrolling…..*)

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