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Your Funeral Guy: Medicaid and Funeral Cost.

17 Nov

Your Funeral Guy: Medicaid does not cover Funeral Cost.

Insurance and Pre need counselors often say that no matter how poor you are, you need to buy a life insurance policy or pre need policy covering your funeral.

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Does_medicaid_cover_funeral_expenses

This is not necessarily the case.  If you put a little money aside and plan a lower cost funeral as outlined below that may be all you need to do. This funeral book will help.

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.This is your funeral cost book.

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

Your Funeral Guy: 7 steps to a low cost funeral

3 Nov

The average cost of a Funeral is now 8,000 to 10,000 USD. This according to my last blog post and frugalpigs.com

http://frugalpigs.com/2008/10/27/average-funeral-costs-in-the-us/

Step 1: Choose Cremation and have the service somewhere other than the funeral home.

Step 2: Obtain your casket from an alternative source. Suggestion Order it on the internet.

Step 3: Refuse Embalming- in most cases but not all you may do this

Step 4: Do Everything at the cemetery as was the case with Walt Disney

Step 5: Do as much as possible at church, not the funeral home.

Step 6: Do a home funeral

Step 7: Have a green burial.

A home funeral and a green burial may be not doable in certain parts of the USA today. They will become available to all in the near future.

The details on how to lower your average costs of a funeral are in this funeral book. There is also lots of information on your lower cost funeral 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.This is your funeral cost book.

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

Your Funeral Guy: Home Funerals can mean A Lower Cost Funeral with minimal mental health risk.

31 Oct

Your Funeral Guy: Under the best circumstances, ( with funeral cost  lower)  the home funeral offers mental health advantages that are difficult to reproduce with some of the excessive methods our commercialized society has put into action. This many times involves funeral director hand holding with excessive funeral costs. Many Funeral directors have adopted an organized, hidden, costly approach  to deal with the inconvenience of a death in a family.

Sometimes because of certain circumstances, a home funeral can add significantly to the trauma, grief and stress of a funeral. The difference between a helpful, caring (traditional or home funeral) funeral event and a funeral nightmare lies entirely with the family’s collective abilities to provide specifics in offering emotional, psychological support with connection to community.  There must be a strong family structure (family of origin, extended and other) with community ties in place so that the shared burdens of trauma,grief and stress results in a smaller individual doses of the same.

For families with a solid church affiliation, the church most often acts as an effective extension to the family with a social support system.
When there is no strong church affiliation, most churches stand ready to assist the unchurched family with the traditional and in some cases the home funeral. Almost always this church option costs less than a Traditional Funeral Home Service.

Funeral Cost Saving  should not be the reason to have a home funeral, although it is often sited in blogs and articles as a cost benefit in funeral terms. Home funerals can end up having higher funeral cost  because of being new to the public and  the intense involvement of so many folks whose efforts are sometimes ineffective from a financial funeral cost perspective.

That said if there is strong family structure, good church ties, and friends in the community the home funeral can be the lower cost funeral. Home funerals done correctly by a qualified home funeral professional can be the low cost less stress funeral. This is often the case in countries outside the USA.

Source: http://www.bartonfuneral.com/funeral-basics/home-funerals/

as well as the experience of your funeral guy

Home funerals were predicted in this book. There is also lots of information on your lower cost funeral 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 Illinois

Your Funeral Guy:Knowing Low Cost Funeral options

14 Sep

Knowing Low cost Funeral options such as cremation and direct burial is not the same as choice. It is always best to know your options. Here is a good explanation of cremation. This comes from Jill Essy

“The process of cremation takes about two to three hours. Upon completion of the actual cremation service, the remains which had been cremated are swept into a temporary container. The ashes are placed in a temporary container until a permanent container had been selected and then returned to the family members or placed in another specific location.”

This is an excellent link and explanation of cremation.

http://funeralonline.info/2008/08/27/helpful-information-about-cremation/

A good video on Cremation is here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-ynU6aTzac

It is pretty much common knowledge that cremation anad direct burial can lower the average cost of a funeral

More information can be found 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 Illinois

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.