In the Media
On July 15th 2010 Your Funeral Guy was featured in the global Business section New York Times, He was quoted on Saving Money on funeral, the your funeral guy blogs were mentioned along with the money saving tactic of aqcuiring Caskets on the internet.
The July 15th 2010 article is entitled: Plan Ahead Save on Your Funeral,You cannot cheat death but maybe you can get a good deal from the undertaker(Funeral
A Your Funeral Guy blog story has been referenced in the Washington Times in early 2010. The blogpost is about the Rise of Indigent Burials in 09. The article is titled “Rising Public Costs for Cremation and Burial” The Funeral Cost and News Story talks about how local governments are paying for Funerals for the Poor in the UnitedStates.
The recession has increased the number of poor people in the United States.
‘Indigent burials are on the rise’ according to Your Funeral Guy.
Indigent, according to the Encarta Dictionary, means ‘extremely poor’ or ‘destitute person.’
On October 28th, 2009 Your Funeral Guy was featured in Fox News on the story of Wal Mart Selling Caskets on Line.
On October 9th 2009, Otrib.com recommended Your Funeral guy’s book for saving money on Funeral Costs.
Funeral Costs and General Facts
For advice on how to minimize funeral costs, read:
“Rest in Peace: Insider’s Tips to the Low Cost Less Stress Funeral,” by R Brian Burkhardt.
To learn more about your rights as a consumer, visit the Federal Trade Commission’s funeral-facts page……
In August 2009 Your Funeral Guy was repeatedly referred to as NicheProf -Naymz by Bloggers and News organizations on the web.
In July 20o9, the blog yourfuneralguywordpress.com was featured in the top 100 blogs WordPress.com blogs, it’s called a Hawt post.
Quote from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel May 10th 2009.
‘The entire funeral industry model is changing, said R. Brian Burkhardt, a funeral director in Wheaton, Ill., who blogs about the industry at yourfuneralguy.com.
Consumers are spending less on funeral services, the result of the economic downturn. “People are cutting back because they have to,” Burkhardt said. “People are walking in and demanding less.Check out the full Milwaukee Sentinel Journal Article .
Your Funeral Guy -Quoted in the Funeral Service Insider a Kates-Boylston Publication 0n April 6th 2009.
Randall L “Earl is also coming under fire on the Internet. In his blog “Your Funeral Guy,”
states that Earl’s involvement with alleged misdeeds at the IFDA
may hurt the national association.
He writes, “The integrity of the IFDA has been destroyed. THE INTEGRITY OF THE NFDA, NATIONAL FUNERAL DIRECTORS
ASSOCIATION NEEDS TO BE QUESTIONED ASWELL.”
When contacted by phone, Burkhardt had more harsh words for the leaders at NFDA. “I see the integrity of the
profession as a little at stake here,” he says. “And I would think that (Earl) would want to put
that above being treasurer of NFDA
or anything like that. The profession needs as much integrity as it can get right now, and him
being on the executive board is not good for the whole mess.”
The Quote from Newsweek March 16 2009
BUSINESS: “Where Death Comes Cheap” (p. 45). Associate Editor Matthew Philips reports ……. “There’s a major movement toward low-cost options right now,” says R. Brian Burkhardt, a funeral director in Wheaton, Ill., who writes an industry blog called Your Funeral Guy.
“Those businesses that adjust will do fine — and those that don’t will be gone.”
Check out the whole Newsweek story here.
Quote from World Net Daily posted January 16th 2009.
R. Brian Burkhardt, a funeral director in the state and the author of a book on saving money on funeral costs, told WND he noticed a year ago that the fund set up under the license granted by Burris had reported a $40 million loss – $59 million at the most recent reporting.
“One of the complaints that have been made against the IFDA is that excessive
fees were paid to lobbyists,” Burkhardt told WND.
Read the full World Net Daily article here.
Quoted in the National Post November 28th 2008
R.Brian Burkhardt’s part of the piece:
‘That kind of thinking, however noble it might seem, is a mistake, says R. Brian Burkhardt, author ofRest in Peace: Insider’s Tips to the Low Cost Less Stress Funeral
“Quite frankly, the money should go for the living,” says Mr. Burkhardt.
“Why should you put $15,000 in the ground for a funeral when the money can go to your
grandkid’s education or to a relative?”
“If you take away all the emotion from the situation, it is a contract negotiation. Funeral directors will negotiate with you for a lower cost,” Mr. Burkhardt says. For example, he says, you can opt not to have the body embalmed.
You can view the full National Post article here.
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