Why are people afraid to talk about death and funerals? They view the subject as either a taboo conversational subject, afraid of offending people, or they think of the funeral process as encompassing activities that are gross or disgusting (embalming, preservation of a body), or else they are afraid that speaking of death will somehow bring about misfortune.
But there is no reason to avoid this subject, and a very good reason to talk about it – because it can save you and your family money! We are not afraid to talk about mammograms, prostate exams, or colonoscopies any more, even though those can be unpleasant subjects to talk or think about, because we have come to realize that they can save lives! Well, talking about funerals, burials, and cremation can save money! And it can also save stress and confusion at the time of a death. All you need to do is to learn a little bit about the various products and services that are available, and that you will need to choose from, when purchasing a funeral arrangement for yourself or a loved one.
That is why I am starting this blog: to help educate you, the consumer. From time to time I will be bringing you easy-to-read information and money-saving tips. Please let me know your thoughts, experiences, and questions. Let’s start talking!
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