Consumers Opting For Cremations Over Costly Funerals

Consumers Opting For Cremations Over Costly Funerals

The Grim Reaper wears hand-me-downs; the Great Recession is forcing more people to opt for cheaper cremations over costly funerals. [WSJ via Clusterstock] [More]

How To Save On Funeral Expenses

Dearly beloved, we gather here today to remember that the funeral industry is a sales-based profession with tips and tricks like any other. Consumers often lower their guard in deference to the pain and reverence that accompanies funeral planning; yet just because you are bereaved, doesn’t mean you should be taken for a sap. Here are a few tips to keep funeral costs manageable: