Archive | August, 2008

Your Funeral Guy:Another Great Low Funeral Cost Video!

29 Aug

Business Week put out a great Low Cost Funeral Video. In the video green funerals are explained…and a low cost casket is put together with handles. It does not get much better than this.

Funeral Directors have a vested interest in keeping  a traditional things going on! That will not be your lower cost funeral. Be sure to watch this one!

http://feedroom.businessweek.com/index.jsp?fr_story=FRsupt20503

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. #1 International Best Selling Author Jason Oman also gave thumbs up to this book. This book is published by Morgan James Publishing.

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

Your Funeral Guy: Green Funeral Homes/Burials-low funeral cost- are Happening Now

28 Aug

A Funeral Director in New Jersey is taking the lead  in Green by selling solar pannels and advocating lower funeral cost(low funeral cost =green funeral/burial. The Director’s name is Bob Prout

“Prout is also leading the way as a proponent of natural or

“green” burials, which further protect the environment and give people

another option in the end of life planning process. “More and more people

who truly loved the earth in life are choosing to continue their conservation

efforts in death by opting for natural burials,” Prout says.”

Here is the full post and an excellent one at green Funeral Homes and Green funeral cost.
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/news_press_release,229869.shtml

This is predicted in the work "Rest in Peace"

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. #1 International Best Selling Author Jason Oman also gave thumbs up to this book. This book is published by Morgan James Publishing.

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

Your Funeral Guy: Five ways to a lower cost funeral

28 Aug
Insider's Tips to the Low Cost Less Stress Funeral

Here are five fun ways to do a lower cost funeral and lower the average cost of a funeral.

Now Here Is Some Fun Stuff about Your Funeral From Your Funeral Guy.

Five Ways that will make Your Funeral Funt that are Outside the Box at Low Cost.

This post is for those who have already considered their funeral and have chosen a low cost funeral. There are actually thousands of Things that can make a Low Cost Funeral Interesting. All outside the box details of a low cost funeral promote personal freedom and broad prosperity because it puts money into people’s pockets.

Way #1 of the of the Lower Cost Funeral is : Have the funeral in Whatever location You Want. If you choose Not to have your funeral at a funeral home you immediately have lower cost. You also are one up on having the funeral ceremony you desire. If you can have it in a recreation center, a park, a country club (surprise a country club is less than a funeral home), a church (costs even less) a park, a room, a nursing home, or even at the cemetery the cost is much lower. When you have a location in a facility other than a funeral home you maintain (naturally) more direct control over your funeral ceremony.

Way #2 of the Lower Cost Funeral: is have the funeral in Multiple Locations Wherever You Want. Many people have a cremation, have a ceremony at a church (location #1), and a celebration at a room in a restaurant (location#2) and scatter the ashes at another location (#3), some scatter ashes at a favorite ride at Disney World. When thinking outside the box on funeral cost, there are thousand of location combinations.

WAY#3: of the Lower Cost Funeral is to have a funeral where you can Serve Whatever Drink You Want. One does not have to be limited to the coffee and water which is the general drink of a funeral home. By having the funeral away from the funeral home and at a your private location you can serve whatever drink you want alcoholic or non-alcoholic.

Way #4 of the Lower Cost Funeral follows from #3. All you need is a location with access to a caterer or a kitchen and You Can Serve Whatever food You Want. Examples are a cafeteria, a restaurant or a cafeteria , etc. Serve your favorite dish if you like. Have them eat whatever you desire.

Way #5 of the Lower Cost Funeral is that( again at a private Location) where you can have the guests at your funeral Smoke Whatever You Want. It should be legal smoking. You do not need a Police Raid at your Funeral! No longer do you have to put up with smoking cigars or cigarettes outside the funeral home. At a private location you can allow “Your Friends” to smoke right beside your casket. I do not recommend that they use your casket as ashtray however.
To some these Waysof the low cost funeral may seem like more than outside the box. It may seem like the “outer limits” of Funerals. In the near future everyone will see funerals with these 5 common items listed above.

They are actually are only simple funeral tweaks. Green Funerals and Green Burials are coming to America. They are coming from across the pond just as cremation came thirty years ago. A better future and a more shared responsibility will be experienced by all. Funeral Expenses are coming down. In the future funerals will be appropriately fun.

The Five Interesting Things That can Happen at Your Funeral Are:

1.Whatever Location You Want
2. Multiple Locations Wherever You Want
3. Serve Whatever Drink You Want
4. Serve Whatever food you Want
5. Your Guests can Smoke Whatever they Want
These Interesting items come directly from the experience of R.Brian Burkhardt.

and there is more like this in the book.

This book has received positive reviews from Matt Bacak And Jason Oman.

Your Funeral Guy,

Funeral Director in Illinois and Virginia.

Your Funeral Guy: Third Secret of Funeral Cost.

26 Aug

You can save money at your Funeral by making many the choices that the funeral director will ask you to make in advance.The most exacting price choice in terms of funeral cost is described here. As a consumer the first choice you need to make is that of casket or cremation.

Casket is clearly the mosy expensive choice.

Caskets are marked up 300 to 700 percent.

If you get your casket or urn off the internet. It will cost much less.

Ceramic Jars, cookie jars or hand made urns…provided by a family member are less funeral cost to you.

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. #1 International Best Selling Author Jason Oman also gave thumbs up to this book. This book is published by Morgan James Publishing.

Your Funeral Guy: Green Funerals are Arising Funeral cost to dive.

23 Aug

Green funerals are arising and funeral cost is on the dive. With the horrors of recession and inflation upon us….funeral director(s) and funeral homes have found this framework a key time and opportunity to raise your funeral cost. But you can resist! Just this past week in OHIO green services are taking hold and green cemeteries have taken hold in Indiana …. indicating a much lower focus on funeral cost. There are Pictures and and a wealth of low cost information on Low cost Burials that are green here.

http://www.news-sentinel.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080818/NEWS/808180302

IF you find yourself having to do a funeral at this difficult time you may want to check out this work—

It will help you lower the cost of a funeral. Any Funeral and save 10000 dollars of the average cost of a funeral.

Insider's Tips to the Low Cost Less Stress Funeral

I also found a wealth of information on the questions on green burials here:

http://www.farmanddairy.com/news/ashes-to-ashes-dust-to-dust-preserve-brings-green-burials-to-ohio/

To think a Green cemetery opened up into Ohio this week!!!! Here are some frequently asked Questions! These area part of the post the link mentioned above.

Green burial FAQ

“Won’t wild animals dig up the grave? Doesn’t burial have to be “six feet under?”

Animals digging up grave sites is a myth. A green cemetery in South Carolina, where wild boars are common, has had no trouble with graves being disturbed, according to Foxfield Preserve steward Jennifer Quinn.
Few cemeteries actually dig 6 feet down for graves. Proper burial depth allows the remains to be undisturbed but not so deep that the return to nature is delayed. Graves are dug to 3-4 feet deep at Foxfield Preserve.

Doesn’t embalming permanently preserve a body and prevent the spread of disease?

No to both. Embalming only slows decomposition. The chemicals used preserve a body for a relatively short period of time. As for diseases, with a few rare exceptions, they depend on living tissues. As parasites, they die when their host body dies.

What about water resources? Isn’t the cemetery going to ruin water quality?

A nature preserve cemetery will actually improve water quality. Natural land produces cleaner water than urban, suburban or agricultural runoff.

Can I have a headstone at Foxfield Preserve?

Modest grave markers are permitted but must comply with the nature preserve concept. Markers must be a native glacial erratic stone, such as granite or sandstone, and can be engraved but not polished. The stones must lay flat and have a natural appearance, including irregular edges. There are also size and height restrictions.”

The book presented below will help you with your funeral cost

Rest in Peace: Insider’s Tips to the Low Cost Less Stress Funeral by R Brian Burkhardt and Matt Bacak. #1 International Best Selling Author Jason Oman also gave thumbs up to this book. This book is published by Morgan James Publishing.

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

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Your Funeral Guy:Your funeral cost tip

22 Aug

Your Funeral Tip to Secret Funeral Cost by YOUR FUNERAL GUY.

In order to have an effective Funeral one must simply begin to think about what kind of funeral you desire. This is the First Step to a good lower cost funeral.

This may seem like a simple step. In fact it seems too easy. Instead it is really difficult. here is why.

  1. Death and Funerals are not fun subjects. THEY DO NOT BRING PLEASURE. In fact they are painful subjects,
  2. They are mysterious subjects we do not have answers about. We all have different theories about the after life.
  3. We are too busy. We are out of the information age and into the TWO MUCH INFORMATION AGE. In fact we are into the recommendation age. You are reading a blog.
  4. Sometimes the only time we think about death is when we are sick and think we could possibly or feel like we are going to die.
This is the time we are ready to start the the next step. Writing the thoughts about your funeral down. Writing is the working part of thinking.Innocent

What do you think about planning a lower cost funeral?

Do you want the Secret to Funeral Cost? Think about your Funeral and what it will cost, Do you want a lower cost funeral? do you want to learn new ways how to lower the cost of your funeral?

Check out this book.

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. #1 International Best Selling Author Jason Oman also gave thumbs up to this book. This book is published by Morgan James Publishing.

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

Your Funeral Guy.

Rest in Peace.

Your Funeral Guy: 2nd Secret to Funeral Cost(Cash)

18 Aug

When your loved one dies in most States a Funeral Director must come to transfer
your loved one to a funeral home. Usually a  member of the family is present. This is where funeral cost begins. Usually a Family Member is present.

An honest helpful funeral director will make sure All the Personal effects are inventoried
and returned to you.

Be careful because an unscrupulous fuueral director or nursing home staff member may pocket
your personal effects. (rings, jewelry,etc)

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT IS SOMETIMES DEVIOUS.

The Funeral Home representative will ask for permission to Embalm your
Relative.

1st-You have the right to say no

2nd-You have the right to say I do not want to decide Now.

Even if the State or Local Authority says the Embalming must occur in 24 Hours you can still
say I need to wait to decide.

Many Funeral Homes do not have refrigeration so as to force embalming upon you.

All you have to say is I cannot decide now and tell the Funeral Director to take the Friend or
Relative to a refrigerated Facility.

You also Have the option of Contacting A trade embalming service in the interim and get pricing.

Embalming Charges vary from Funeral Home to Funeral Home and your family may need to talk together about the whole process before a decision will be made. Written permission is required to Embalm….You can run into problems if you give verbal permission. Do it only in writing…….

3rd- You are NOW IN THE FUNERAL PROCESS. You Must stay in charge and take responsibility for Funeral Cost and negotiate with the funeral director and funeral home.

More information on lowering the average cost of a funeral is here.

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. #1 International Best Selling Author Jason Oman also gave thumbs up to this book. This book is published by Morgan James Publishing.

Your Funeral Guy, R Brian Burkhardt, Funeral Director, Author, Blogger, State of
More info at http://www.lowercostfuneral.com

Summary: R. Brian Burkhardt is a Funeral Director in
Illinois and Virginia. Summary: From the start Funeral Directors usually do not let you
in on the whole truth on Embalming or the funeral cost.