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Paying for a funeral

By Funeral Director Daily / January 26, 2023 /

  I ran across this article the other day that is entitled, “Financing a Funeral:  Crowdfunding, insurance, credit cards, loans, and payment plans”.  The article comes from a publication called “The Enlightened Mindset” and appears directed towards the consumer.   I don’t think it is a “bad” article, but you can also tell it is not…

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Will “State of Mind” affect the acquisition market in 2023?

By Funeral Director Daily / January 25, 2023 /

  People from not only the United States, but from almost every country around the world have seen a whip-saw of economic conditions since the pandemic year of 2020.  It was a pandemic economy that saw the “stay at home” commerce of technology and furniture or home improvement sales grow by leaps and bounds and,…

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Dignity plc accepts buy-out offer

By Funeral Director Daily / January 24, 2023 /

  According to this article from Yahoo, Great Britain’s largest public death care company, Dignity plc, has accepted a buyout offer from a consortium that includes its largest shareholder group and one of the country’s wealthiest and well-known entrepreneurs.  The shareholder group is Phoenix Asset Management Partners (PAMP) which, in another interesting twist, is managed…

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. . . . the latest on past stories

By Funeral Director Daily / January 23, 2023 /

    Last week Funeral Director Daily published a couple of stories that had more published on them after our articles ran. . . We thought we would take an  Afternoon Edition to put those stories back in front of you in case you wanted to learn more.   First of all, we published a…

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Here’s some creative ideas that have added traffic to local funeral homes

By Funeral Director Daily / January 23, 2023 /

  Back in junior high school when I took aptitude tests for future employment ideas the results for my tests were always that I should go into “Marketing”.  I pursued mortuary science but I do believe that my “marketing aptitude” was helpful in building our funeral home business.   And, while “marketing” can be about…

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Albuquerque’s historic French Funeral and Cremation business sold to executive employees

By Funeral Director Daily / January 20, 2023 /

  We learned last week that Albuquerque, New Mexico, based French Funerals & Cremation was sold.  The company, founded in 1907 by Chester French, and operated by descendants for the past 115 years, elected to keep the company private and sold to long-time French company executives Tom Antram and Alice Brousseau according to this article…

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More Jewish families opting for cremation

By Funeral Director Daily / January 19, 2023 /

  I’ll be the first to tell you that I’m certainly not an expert on the subject of faith preference and burial customs because the community that I served was, I’m guessing, at least 95% Christian of those that practiced faith.   However, I know some of the history since as before Vatican II in…

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I’ve said it before, “The niches are coming” to funeral service

By Funeral Director Daily / January 18, 2023 /

  I’ve said it before and truly believe it.  Death care is changing and will continue to change.  No longer are traditional funeral homes the only option for those who need death care services.   Have you heard of the “Be a Tree Cremation Service” of Denver, Colorado, yet?  Neither had I until this past…

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Children survivors: 12 year-old leads rally for “Bereavement classes” to be taught in public schools

By Funeral Director Daily / January 17, 2023 /

  My younger brother, Jim, and I learned about the death of a parent the hard way.  I was a 19 year-old Freshman in college and he was a 15 year-old Sophomore in high school when our father died of a sudden heart attack while servicing a funeral.   Immy Leith learned the hard way,…

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Here’s our top stories over the past 30 days

By Funeral Director Daily / January 16, 2023 /

    As always we turn to our readers in the middle of every month to find out what articles were the most read in the past 30 days.  Here are those articles as indicated by those readers.   National Report:  U.S. death rate to be elevated until 2023.  This article was published over 15…

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