Convention Fees Indicate Funeral Industry Woes-yourfuneralguy

28 Apr

The National Funeral Director  Association’s

The Fragile Economy has made things difficult for the funeral industry. It has made end of life choices easier to negotiate.

The Fragile Economy has made things difficult for the funeral industry. It has made end of life choices easier to negotiate.

lower convention fees indicate a hurting funeral industry. A significant drop in Convention rates between 2008 and 2009  indicate difficulties for the “recession proof industry”.

Although  people are still dying folks are demanding lower costs and choosing the low cost option of cremation. This puts the consumer in a strong position to negotiate funeral costs.

Funeral homes just like the National Funeral Directors have had to settle for lower rates and lowe margins.

This is the time to negotiated a lower cost funeral. Take advantage of the economy breaking  to  funeral consumers

Negotiate a lower cost funeral and pay less.

Here is the Comparison in Convention Rates between 2008 and 2009 according to the NFDA.

NFDA Member Non-member
Full conference registration $475
(nearly 10 percent less than 2008)
$750
(no increase from 2008)
Full registration for each additional licensee $390 $390
Non-licensed guest/spouse $99
(43 percent less than 2008)
$99
(43 percent less than 2008)
One-day registration $225
(nearly 31 percent less than 2008)
$299
(nearly 30 percent less than 2008)
Expo only $99
(more than 43 percent less than 2008)
$99
(more than 43 percent less than 2008)
Student registration $45
(same price as 2008)
$60
(same price as 2008)

From the NFDA Press Releaseistock_000003274798small3

“Brookfield, Wis. – Bearing in mind the challenging economic circumstances funeral directors are facing…..the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) is making its convention more affordable than ever.”

Psssst-funeral costs are more affordable than ever too.

Challenging economic circumstances make it easier for the consumer to negotiate funeral costs down under the average cost of a Funeral.

Funeral Industry| Funeral Costs Blog by Your Funeral Guy.

Your Funeral Guy has declared the Average cost of a Funeral in 2009 to bew $8,500 + dollars.

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