You have to have a funeral home to have a funeral, right? Wrong, as an Oregon family recently discovered. When her four-year-old son, Max, died in an accident, Keelia Carver resisted having his … [Read more...] about Home funerals are economical and can be emotionally fulfilling
The Neptune Society is facing charges that it bilked consumers who bought "preneed" cremation packages, while in Florida a 90-year-old woman has learned that $13,000 she gave to a funeral home as part … [Read more...] about Neptune Society diverted ‘preneed’ cremation funds, California suit charges
Writing a eulogy can be challenging, especially if you are going to be speaking about a loved one, a lifelong friend or someone else near and dear to you. But if you do it all the time, it can be … [Read more...] about Choosing the right person to deliver a eulogy or homily
Consumer advocates are quick to advise shopping around for funeral prices, pointing out that even a modest funeral is a major expense and that prices can vary widely depending on what kind of service … [Read more...] about Price-shopping for funeral services could be a lot easier
Funerals used to be a family affair but with the price of a full-scale funeral rising and the finances of many consumers stuck in neutral, it's getting so that many families have a hard time coming up … [Read more...] about Crowdfunding funerals: good idea or not?
Delivering a eulogy may be the most memorable thing you ever do for a deceased friend or loved one, so it's worth taking a little time to get it just right. In some ways, it should be like the … [Read more...] about Writing the right eulogy – You can do it
Consumers may grumble about funeral prices but cases of outright theft are relatively rare among established funeral homes. They do occur, though, as a case now playing out in Evansville, Indiana, … [Read more...] about Indiana case highlights risk of funeral home fraud
Living is expensive but dying is even costlier. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that funeral prices have been rising nearly twice as fast as the cost of other consumer goods. From December … [Read more...] about Funeral prices outpacing other consumer services 2-1