“Please Do not Mourn your Funeral cost. Be Sure to Mourn Your Loved one Instead.” -Your Funeral Guy and Author. The death of a loved one is often a shock . Often the sticker shock of a funeral adds to grief. I have stated that the average cost of a funeral in 2008 was $8,000+ USD.
A funeral is in one sense is a must have product. In order to show respect to your loved one folks around the world are compelled to have a funeral. In order to assist the grieving process a funeral is a necessity.
The first step in addressing the cost of a funeral is to shop around. Some call it comparison shopping. The Funeral Industry makes this complex with their GPL or general price list.
In 2008 I have addressed Five things you need to know before shopping for a funeral shopping for a funeral.
They are :
1.The basics of the funeral process.
2) The two contracts at every funeral.
3). The basics of the funeral rule.
4). The No Decline Basic Services Fee.
5. How to Read a General Price List (GPL)
In 2009 you will find Five things you need to do when shopping for a funeral:
- Interpreting the GPL
- Shop by Phone
- Shop in Person
- Shop alternative sources
- Shopping internet sources.
Recently I found one of the great funeral cost articles on “Shopping for a funeral” in 2008:
“Here’s a little test of your frugality: What frightens you more? A) Dying. B) The price of your funeral.If you answered B, congratulations and welcome to“…..your lower cost funeral.
Check out the full story here.
With no disrespect, just because you are dead does not mean you have to stop shopping.
Blog by Your funeral Guy, Funeral Director, Author.