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November 06, 2012
Group owner Richard Martine


Funeral Industry

By: Richard Martine   Post Date : November 06, 2012
When the death of a loved one happens, it is hard for everyone to deal with. The funeral industry has become a major business to assure that funerals of all kinds are proper and go smoothly. In order to know the ins-and-outs of the funeral industry, you must inform yourself on all aspects: legal matters, preplanning a funeral, different cultures and their funerals, funeral costs, funeral products, and other aspects that make a funeral an occasion to remember the deceased.

The funeral industry is estimated to gross 11 billion dollars per year. While entrepreneurs are changing things, such as having weddings during the funeral--by and large, traditionalists deride the ideas. The traditionalists are multi-generational families and private companies, mainstays on the local, state, and government levels. While the cost of a funeral can easily exceed $10,000, there are options which can significantly lower the price, such as cremation, urns, and personalized funerals. While the traditionalists may stick to wooden caskets and simple urns, the public may like the way other entrepreneurs are reshaping the funeral industry.

Whether it is a traditional, Jewish traditional, military, personalized, or cremation, preplanning the funeral and funeral services should be a factor. Part of the process of preplanning a funeral is deciding on the Beneficiary, Estate and Property planning, and other issues, which you need to discuss with an attorney over the Will. From the decision to cremate to property management, the Will encapsulates your wishes after you pass. New online Wills can be downloaded, signed, and notarized, to avoid attorneys.

In the Jewish tradition, more strict codes are followed. The rabbi must stay with the deceased. Embalmment is forbidden. During military funerals, Taps are played and rifles fired. Personalized funerals can run the gamut of scattering ashes into the ocean to reading poetry above the deceased. However the deceased is memorialized, most Funeral Directors, mortuaries, and funeral homes comply with the wishes of loved ones and the deceased.

While the funeral industry may gross billions of dollars, the options for families and individuals can be cut down to an appropriate funeral price and cost, so that your loved ones will not be forgotten. Despite the complicated ways to execute a funeral and all things that come with it, the days of mourning and grief will not be haphazard and break the budget. Knowing how the funeral industry works may be a somber experience for everyone, but the funeral industry is there to help you along the way.

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