Funeral Industry:Top 10 Articles in 2010-Your Funeral Guy

2 Jan

1. TV special Shows what it is like to die

If you or a loved one have thought you may die, it may be a good idea to catch the PBS frontline special”FACING DEATH”.

Would you go to intensive care to die? How long should someone receive treatment? Check out the video.

via www.yourfuneralguy.com

2. Top Three Funeral books in 2010.

There have been three great funeral books published in 2010 that can help with Funerals and your funeral cost. These book state the principles first  presented in Rest in Peace: Insider Tips to the Low Cost  Less Stress Funeral (a groundbreaking 2008 funeral cost book)

via yourfuneralguy.wordpress.com

3. The Average Cost of A Funeral In 2010.

The  Average Cost of A Funeral in 2010 is between $8300 USD and $8500 USD. When Cremations are taken out of the Mix the average cost of a Traditional Funeral is between $9500 and $10,000 USD. This is the average funeral cost for 2010.via www.yourfuneralguy.com

4. The USA will be at the center of a new form of final Disposition: Alkaline Hydrolysis

United States is at the Forefront of Resomation or Green Cremation. The main  companies  are in the United States  that are making and distributing Green, Resomation, Alkaline Hydroylsis, Machines.

via yourfuneralguy.wordpress.com

5.The Bereaved go Bargain Hunting-MSN Money

This article  will help you save money on your or your loved ones funeral, do a lower cost funeral Save on Funeral Cost.

The article is entitled.Funeral traditions wilt as consumers consider the costs

  • Skip the preservative. “Forgo embalming,” says Burkhardt. “Under the law — the Funeral Rule — you have the right to forgo embalming. That can save you between $600 and $800 on the funeral.” Want a traditional funeral anyway? Just choose a closed casket, Burkhardt says. “If the body’s not viewed, it doesn’t have to be embalmed.”
  • Buy that box on the Web. “Get the casket online,” Burkhardt says. “Do not buy it from the funeral home, because — and they hate me when I say this — caskets at the funeral home are marked up between 100 and 500%,” with occasional exceptions, he says. No other single item is so expensive. “I got a $4,000 oversized casket on the Internet (for a friend), and it was delivered to the funeral home the next day, and I paid $1,037.” Today some of the big-box stores, including Costco, sell caskets, too.
  • Shop before you drop. Seek out a low-cost funeral home — one that forgoes limousines, fancy hearses and other trappings. “Prices can vary by $4,000 or $5,000 for a funeral,” says Burkhardt, depending on the amenities offered. But many survivors don’t shop around for deals because they consider bargain hunting an affront to the dead. Getting fleeced, however, is hardly a tribute. Shop around in advance, he says. Even a few quick calls to compare prices once a relative dies can be worthwhile.

via articles.moneycentral.msn.com

6.Plan Ahead Save on Your Funeral,You cannot cheat death but maybe you can get a good deal from the undertaker(Funeral Director).

This is an excellent article on saving on Funeral cost, It also has tips on how to negotiate funeral cost with the funeral director.

7.Lewis: R.I.P.-off: Blog on funeral industry shows schemers know no depths – The Denver Post

This article explores the indictment in the National Prearrange Services Scandal where some executives made off with billions of Dollars of Preneed  Funeral Money by using Correction Fluid.

8. Service Corporation International Wrong body Wrong Grave Scandal

Kim L. Perry said she is a New England manager for Houston-based Service Corporation International, which owns Stanetsky Memorial Chapel in Brookline. Perry has been on the board since 2005. Her five-year term expires next month.

Stanetsky(memorial Chapel  buried one body on Aug. 26 in a grave meant for someone else, then exhumed it the next day and replaced the remains with the right body – all without ever pulling permits at the city’s health department,

via yourfuneralguy.wordpress.com

9.  WSJ article on HI and Funeral Cost Decline

The funeral-service products company suffered as economic uncertainties have prompted many families to choose cremation instead …

via yourfuneralguy.wordpress.com

10.Inside Batesville Casket Company:Its dog eat dog

We have reported much here on Batesville Casket Company, and the declining casket sales due to the rise of Cremation and Chinese Caskets. This has been  brought on by the economy and consumers demanding to pay less for Funeral cost.

Now a recent article has revealed the goings on inside of Batesville Casket Co. It’s dog eat dog.

via yourfuneralguy.wordpress.com

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