My cousin, her daughter, wants a graveside service, but has no money to pay for
it. I am in the midst of paying for my daughter's wedding by monthly payments. I do not have the money. My Aunt is the nursing home. My cousin can come down
from Colorado with a friend, but expects me to pay for the funeral. I also have another daughter in college and a 10 year old son. I am not made of money, and there is no money left in my budget. On top of the that her plot is 205 miles away from the funeral home that is in my town. The funeral director said we could manage a funeral and transportation for about $6000. everything included which is not bad, but I don't have the money...period. My cousin said she declared bankruptcy so she cannot borrow the money. I can't afford to take out a loan. My cousin wants me to send her all her jewelry. I don't think it is worth much, but my husband said to sell it to help with the cost of the funeral.
We have paid about $1675.00 out of our pocket to help my aunt. Even if I sold everything we have stored in our garage of her's it might add up to $500.00.
I am so overwhelmed. I just paid for my mother's funeral and other costs in December. Her funeral alone was $5298.00 Of course, my father, who is in credit card debt up to her nose didn't have the money.
I just want to sit here and cry. I don't have the money....what do I do now?