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Sat., Oct. 15, 2011, 9:08 a.m.

Ca$hing it all in

In these cash-strapped times, some Washington residents are cashing in on their future residence: their burial plots. Depending on one's future "neighborhood," owners can sell their sites for thousands of dollars.

However, like all real estate situations, well-heeled buyers are few and more people than ever are planning on cheaper final farewell ceremonies - such as cremation.

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