Archive | April, 2008

Your Funeral Guy: This will be a great book-How to Get Noticed, Motivate Millions and Make a Difference in a Noisy World

28 Apr

Yes by know you are probably, very tired about hearing about “Rest In Peace Insider’s tips to the Low Cost Less Stress Funeral.” by R Brian Burkhardt and Matt Bacak. I need to let you know that one of the reasons “I wrote “Rest In Peace” and talk about why you need to plan your funeral is so that you can impact you world. Everyone needs to leave an impact and a good one before they die or have the party at their death.

That is why i refer you to this work by Ken McArthur’s How to Get Noticed, Motivate Millions and Make a Difference in a Noisy World . Purchase this work at 1pm on May 13th.

No I have not read this book. But I watched him create it in a membership site.

This book will rock you. It is a zingwacker idea. I wrote the book ” Rest in Peace” with the zingwacker idea, of lowering the cost of your family funerals so there would be more money to impact Your WORLD! Find the Impact factor in your life.

Your Funeral Guy: Embalming, the Funeral Rule, and funeral cost

26 Apr

The main point about embalming is that it is a funeral cost you are not required to pay for. This is outlined in the funeral rule a body of Congressional Law designed to protect your Funeral Rights

Many funeral directors require embalming if you are planning a viewing or visitation. Embalming generally is not necessary or legally required if the deceased body is buried or cremated shortly after death. Eliminating this  embalming service can save you many hundreds of of dollars. Under the Funeral Rule(established by Congress), a funeral director:

  • may not provide embalming services without permission; this sometimes happens.
  • may not falsely state that embalming is required by law; you should be informed of this by your funeral director.
  • must disclose in writing that embalming is not required by law, except in certain special cases;
  • may NOT charge a fee for unauthorized embalming unless embalming is required by law;
  • must disclose in writing that you have the right to choose another disposition, such as direct cremation or immediate burial, that does not require embalming if you do not want this service;
  • must in writing disclose that some funeral arrangements, such as a funeral with viewing, may make embalming a practical and a safety necessity and, if so, a required purchase.

    This come from the experience of your funeral guy.

    Your Funeral Guy, R Brian Burkhardt, Funeral Director, Author, State of Illinois, blogger

    This is a zingwhacker of a story! Rest in peace is a Zingwacker idea

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    and Matt Bacak will impact your life!!!!
    And your death.

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  • Your Funeral Guy: NPS being investigated by States

    24 Apr

    The States are investigating NPS. ( National Prearranged Services)  Not much has been revealed yet. This is totally amazing. Nothing  has been revealed.

    HERE are the investigating states. IF you want you can find out more.

    This is all the more reason you need to find out about preneed here:

    Insider's Tips to the Low Cost Less Stress Funeral

    FYI– Many Funeral Homes have NPS policies. Your Funeral Guy watched people write these policy’s while working in Illinois.

    Your Funeral Guy, R Brian Burkhardt, Funeral Director, Author, State of Illinois,  blogger

    This is a zingwhacker of a story! Rest in peace is a Zingwacker idea

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    Your Funeral Guy: I thought I was Frodo! Inaugural Ball to Rest in Peace

    21 Apr

    In 2004 my wife and I were invited to the Inaugural Ball in Washington DC. With the help of friends we were able to go. We moved back to the Midwest in  2005 and  we
    started on a new path. This was interrupted by an Injury and Illness in 2006.

    In 2007  a NDE (Near death experience) brought about the writing of “Rest in Peace Insiders Tips to the Low Cost Less Stress Funeral”

    I had such a laser focus that I thought I was like Frodo the ringbearer in Lord of the Rings. I was told by the nurses in CCU and ICU that the Low  Cost Less Stress Funeral was a real zingwhacker idea.

    What a concept show folks how to lower the cost and the stress of their funeral so they can concentrate on their health. It works for folks who are in nursing homes or just on their way there. Just a book on Funeral Cost. All this occurred at Edward Hospital in Naperville, Illinois.

    Your Funeral Guy, R Brian Burkhardt, Funeral Director, Author, Blogger State of Illinois

    Insider's Tips to the Low Cost Less Stress Funeral

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    Your Funeral Guy: Discover The Hidden Funeral Cost Strategy

    17 Apr

    The hidden funeral cost strategy is right there on the General Price List. A GPL or general price list is required by the Funeral Rule and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). If you inquire on prices a Funeral Home is required by a body of Congressional Law to supply a General Price List. Every time you got to a different funeral home it is a good idea to pick one up.

    The hidden funeral cost strategy is:

    You do not have to accept the prices on the General Price List of a specific situation. Many folks simply believe that the GPL is the final deal on the cost of a funeral.

    It is simply the start of the funeral negotiation process. It is only the starting point of negotiations!

    Your Funeral Guy, R Brian Burkhardt, Funeral Director, Author, Blogger State of Illinois

    More information on the basics of Funeral Cost Negotiations can be found in:

    1.
    Insider's Tips to the Low Cost Less Stress Funeral
    Rest in Peace: Insider’s Tips to the Low Cost Less Stress Funeral by R Brian Burkhardt and Matt Bacak

    Your Funeral Guy: NPS raises Funeral Cost around Country

    17 Apr

    National Prearranged Services or nps  is now affecting funeral cost around the country News outlets in Specific states, such as Texas, Illinois and Missouri are reporting this.

    According to bnd.com: The Illinois State Comptroller

    “Hynes’ staff is working with policyholders who have claims against Lincoln Memorial. Hynes said that if the company cannot pay the claims, his staff will work to help them receive payment from the Illinois Insurance Guaranty Fund. The fund pays claims against insolvent insurance companies.”

    Lincoln Memorial is a subdivision of National Prearranged Services.

    http://www.bnd.com/news/state/story/308133.html

    If you have one of these policies in Illinois  you can call this number for help.Illinois Comptrollers toll free number is  1-877-203-3401. You can  also call the funeral home who sold you your policy if they are available. I would advise you calling the Illinois Comptroller first.

    You can find out more about the funreral process and purchasing prearranged services here. Be sure to avoid the pitfalls. It will help you with your funeral cost money.

    Insider's Tips to the Low Cost Less Stress Funeral

    Rest in Peace: Insider’s Tips to the Low Cost Less Stress Funeral by R Brian Burkhardt and Matt Bacak

    Your Funeral Guy, R Brian Burkhardt, Funeral Director, Author, Blogger State of Illinois

    This is a zingwhacker of a story and rest in peace is a zingwacker of an idea for a book.

    Your Funeral Guy: Cost Problems Need to be Addressed by Leaders in Illinois Need to Take Action

    16 Apr

    Funeral Leaders in Illinois need to to take responsibility for recent funeral cost events.

    There are three events that have been covered on this blog.

    1. (IFDA)The Illinois Funeral Directors Association 40 Million dollar deficit (in the IFDA preneed trust) a sad commentary on poor leadership and management. The fact that they are requiring funeral homes to turn in copies of death certificates from the past is because they paid out funds without death certificates. What would have happened to an insurance company that had done that?” We still have not been told where the 40 million USD went.

    2. Then there was the National Prearranged Services (NPS)Scandal where this preneed company has shut down. The Illinois Comptroller in his press release of April 11th he stated that nps took advantage of Funeral Homes. It is the Funeral homes who hired NPS in the first place, a poor funeral cost business decision. Your Funeral Guy actually worked with a preneed sales guy where a good portion of his 1million dollars in sales was NPS. The Funeral persons here took the money!

    3. Another case of the funeral director disappears and takes the money is outlined in a blog post here

    http://www.progressiveu.org/151837-funeral-cost-and-funeral-fraud-video

    As mentioned before there are leaders who need to come forward and state what has happened and what needs to be done about this.

    In the Illinois State Legislature State Representative Dan Brady and State Senator Randall Hultgren of Hultgren Funeral Home in Wheaton, IL. These are the ones who can step forward and offer solutions.

    Your Funeral Guy and Funeral Advocate, R Brian Burkhardt, Funeral director, State of Illinois, Author, Blogger,

    Find out more about funeral cost and Preneed Here:

    Insider's Tips to the Low Cost Less Stress Funeral

    Your Funeral Guy and Funeral Advocate, RBrian Burkhardt, Funeral director, State of Illinois, Author, Blogger, Funeral advocate

    Rest in Peace: Insider’s Tips to the Low Cost Less Stress Funeral (Paperback)