One way Funeral Directors add to the cost of a Funeral|Cremation is get you to buy a Cremation Casket
The National Funeral Directors Association is planning to raise Your Cremation Cost.(NFDA) This is a tactic Funeral Homes often use when it comes to a cremation. In fact I am aware of Funeral Directors who claim they can raise the cost of a cremation above a the fact of a traditional funeral The NFDA(National Funeral Directors Association) has become quite blatant about this lately.
Snippet from a special NFDA-webpage.
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Cremations cost the crematory about $200 USD. Logically it is not unreasonable to pay $495-$695 for a cremation through a Funeral Home. The information here shows why you need to take some one when with sharp negotiating skills when you go to a Funeral Home to negotiate a Funeral Arrangement/Contract.
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Now of course connectingdirectors.com and CANA, Cremation Association of North America had to get into the act-Click Here to read about that!
This story shows that you must be very careful who you trust when making a funeral industry purchase.
The story here is a prime example on why the funeral consumer should be careful when purchasing anything funeral. Why is it that a Funeral|Cemetery Industry professional whole stole over 20 million gets to continue in the business? How is it he only got Work release, House arrest, and gets to go on in the Industry? This sort of thing and the justice given spreads public distrust of the Funeral Profession.
Maybe the distrust is justified. The Funeral and Cemetery Industry has refused to police itself. The National Funeral Direcetors Association (NFDA)has failed miserably here. Nelms owned funeral homes. They have failed miserably on the policing of their own members. This story is a compelling reason why the Bereaved Consumers Bill of Rights needs to pass the Congress.
A Marion Superior Court judge today sentenced the owner of an Indianapolis-based cemetery company to four years on work-release and four years on home detention.
But before Robert Nelms serves much of the sentence, he faces sentencing in a separate case in Michigan involving $4.2 million in misappropriated trust money from a cemetery in Grand Rapids.
A key part of Nelms’ plea agreement is replenishing more than $20 million drained from the trust funds of Indiana cemeteries and funeral homes after his purchase of Memory Gardens Management Corp. five years ago. Those trusts were intended to cover customers’ prepaid burial services and ensure the upkeep of cemetery grounds, including at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Greenwood.
StoneM0r a Funeral Corporation is purchasing the properties Nelms owned on the condition of restoring prepaid consumer contracts.Restoring the trusts is most important. Folks paid for their funerals and have the right to have them without paying again
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The Casey Johnson Funeral will be Sunday with a Memorial On Monday. A 911 call has also been released. The Johnson am Johnson heiress and Socialite’s Funeral will be private.
The 911 call revealed that Casey Johnson’s Medication could have been the problem. She was diabetic.
Not identifying herself during the 9-1-1 message, the caller simply stated the she’s “in my guesthouse, so I need somebody right away.”……
”Meanwhile, it has also been announced that Casey’s funeral will be held on Sunday in New Jersey, with a memorial planned to take place the following day
The Johnson and Johnson Family Companies founding family has long been the focus of the media.
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