The Funeral Cost of a Funeral Director is about 20 to 26 USD a hour in 2008. It is a large factor in the average cost of a funeral.
The funeral home owner cost is much more. If you use the traditional funeral home engage the funeral owner’s (or manager )services—- you certainly are paying for the service. Here are two of the Tricks funeral home owners employ is to raise funeral cost.
1. use apprentices to lower their cost
demand a licensed person!
2. limit the time that funeral directors spend with you without lowering your cost.
take as much time as you need!
A simple tip to lower funeral cost is to ask for a green funeral, green burial and information on the average cost of a funeral. Remember it is best to be your own funeral advocate.
More information on what is involved with a funeral and Average Funeral Cost here in two books.
Two books have contributed to the Funeral cost reduction situation.
Mark Harris’s “Grave Matters”:
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