Your Funeral Guy has been quoted in the National Press on Funeral Costs and the Illinois Funeral Directors Association Scandal. This has proved helpful in helping folks do a lower cost funeral.
In the March 16th Edition of Newsweek an associate editor referred his readers to this blog. This blogger was quoted on the increased number of folks who are requesting low cost funerals a growing national trend, a subject often written about here.
“There’s a major movement toward low-cost options right now,” says R. Brian Burkhardt, a funeral director in Wheaton, Ill., who writes an industry blog called Your Funeral Guy. “Those businesses that adjust will do fine—and those that don’t will be gone.”
Back on January 16th 2009 Your Funeral Guy AKA R.Brian Burkhardt was featured in World Net Daily on the other scandal of Senator from Illinois Roland Burris Scam-the Illinois Funeral Directors Association. World Net Daily first reported Burris’s connection to the IFDA Ponzi Scheme.
“R. Brian Burkhardt, a funeral director in the state and the author of a book on saving money on funeral costs, told WND he noticed a year ago that the fund set up under the license granted by Burris had reported a $40 million loss – $59 million at the most recent reporting.
“One of the complaints that have been made against the IFDA is that excessive fees were paid to lobbyists,” Burkhardt told WND.”
I am thankful to Newsweek for mentioning low cost funeral options and sending readers to the Your Funeral Guy Blog. Thanks to World Net Daily for mentioning my book on funeral costs and exposing the Roland Burris,the IFDA Ponzi Scheme(IFDA PRENEED TRUST).
Funeral Cost|Funeral Industry Blog by Your Funeral Guy aka R Brian Burkhardt
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