Your Funeral Guy - All Funeral Directors do not wear white funeral cost hats.
First I sold newspapers for 12 years and witnessed the rise of Funeral Cost along with Newspapers.- News, sports, classifieds, entertainment, and obituaries(part of Funeral cost) are all parts of Newspaper sales training. Funeral Directors are a key part of obituary sales..and often they are given a pass on scrutinizes because of the obituary. Many an elderly person turns to the obituary to see the person that they might of known who has passed on.
Second -There is more than one scandal. In the January-Issue of the AARP Magzine the scandals are outlined. Here is the Link.
Since that article there have been more individual Funeral Home scandals and two big ones.
The IFDA Preneed Trust big boy #1 had a 40 Milliion loss of the folks of the State of Illinois. Big Boy#2 is National Prearranged Trust–NPS. Scandal, theft and shut down. This NPS Scandal applied to most states in the USA and involved many preneed companies. This is not a one or two rogue situation!
Third, in the 21st Century “Rest in Peace” people in the USA are informed of their rights under the funeral rule and told what is to happen when they go through the funeral process. Suggestions are made on how to negotiate with funeral directors. There is a chapter on the past and funerals and funeral directors are supported. The 21st Century “Rest in Peace” skips whistle blowing and simply helps folks with future funerals and funeral cost
Fourth, we are 8% of the way into the 21st Century and focusing on the past while helpful at times is not where and when change in the Funeral Industry will occur. Good luck though on trying to make it happen from the inside. Like Cremation change will most likely come from the outside.
All funeral directors do not wear white funeral cost hats.
Author Rest in Peace, published May 1st 2008.
1.Newspaper and obituary ( funeral) cost rose at the same time
2.Funeral Home Scandals cost
3.21st century cost will be lower.
4.Funeral cost change is coming just like cremation change.
More information can be found here:
Rest in Peace: Insider’s Tips to the Low Cost Less Stress Funeral by R Brian Burkhardt and Matt Bacak. #1 International Best Selling Author Jason Oman also gave thumbs up to this book. This book is published by Morgan James Publishing.
Your Funeral Guy, R Brian Burkhardt, Funeral Director, Author, Blogger, State of Illinois