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Walmart: Funeral Services?

| December 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

Beginning last January, Walmart offered funeral home services at 225 of its Supercenters. The Walmart slogan, “Save money. Live better,” will be altered at these locations to “Save money. Die stiffer.” Its motto “Always Low Prices” will be changed to “Eternally Low Prices.” The locations of Walmart funeral outlets are scattered around the country, with […]

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Increasing Costs Of Funerals

| November 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

Ouch! Have you seen the high cost of funerals lately? During these tough economic times Funeral Experts reveals the predicted cost of a funeral in 2014 will be 11,500. In the last decade the average cost of a funeral increased by over 90%. With interest rates at an all time low, and home values not […]

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Green Burial

| November 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

In recent years… the green burial business has gotten bigger—there are close to 300 funeral homes in 40 states offering green services in 2011, as opposed to roughly a dozen in 2008. Since the 1870s the funeral industry hasn’t come up with a new idea. Green Burial Review We’re still burying people like they buried […]

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Pre-need Tomb Buying Highlights Chinese

| April 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

While they are still alive.. .. many people nationwide are buying burial plots for themselves and loved ones amid concerns that soaring tomb prices will significantly add to overall funeral costs in the future. Tomb Sweeping Day, which fell on Tuesday this year, is a 2,500 year old tradition observed in China to mourn the […]

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Average Funeral Costs on Rise

| March 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

The following is a quote from the NFDA….. NFDA Releases Results of 2010 General Price List Survey | For Immediate Release: October 6, 2010 Brookfield, Wis. – The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) released the results of its 2010 member General Price List (GPL) survey today. The report provides a comprehensive picture of the diversity […]

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Japan Tsunami Cremation Rule

| March 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

By DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI And TOKO SEKIGUCHI HIGASHIMATSUSHIMA, Japan—Improvised morgues across tsunami-ravaged northeastern Japan are overwhelmed by an accumulation of the dead, forcing Japanese to consider a practice that hasn’t been widespread for decades: burial. Earthquake survivors in Japan are faced with a new challenge: what to do with their dead loved ones. In a country […]

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Casket Review

| March 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

During a recent conversation with a funeral directors in the mid-Michigan area when I was pre-planning the funeral for my spouse and I. Here’s some of the information I’ve gathered in talking to the experts and also in doing some more research I discovered some ways to save money by shopping online and off. Casket […]

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