Has the “Reality” met the “Expectations”?

By Funeral Director Daily May 20, 2024

    You decided to become a funeral service professional.  What were your expectations at the time you made the decision?  Tomorrow night, Tuesday, May 21, the Cremation Association of North America (CANA) Peer Support Meeting delves into that question among those that will be attending the virtual sesson.   Here’s what CANA says in…

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Security National Financial Cemetery/Mortuary earnings rise 71%

By Funeral Director Daily May 20, 2024

    There is no other way to say it other than to say that Security National Financial Corporation (SNFC) had a blow-out 1st Quarter of 2024 when it comes to Earnings.  The company’s Earnings Before Taxes jumped 507% as compared to the 1st Quarter of 2023.   Here’s part of what SNFC’s Chairman of…

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Here’s a unique way to blend land preservation with urn burials

By Funeral Director Daily May 17, 2024

    Funeral directing company  A.W. Lymn of Nottinghamshire, Great Britain, has been giving the green light to construct an ancient style facility for the disposition of cremated human remains.  As this article maintains, “they have been granted permission for the first and only modern barrow site in the East Midlands”.   (Editor’s Note:  I…

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FDD’s thoughts on the “Paradox killing funeral service” far and away the most read article in the past 30 days

By Funeral Director Daily May 16, 2024

      It’s the 15th of the month and at Funeral Director Daily it is that time where we total up or page views to see which articles have been read the most by our readers.  This month the Top 5 contains the largest public funeral company’s financial reports as well as news on…

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SCI settles California issue, looks forward to moving ahead with insurance funded preneed there

By Funeral Director Daily May 16, 2024

    Earlier in May the Attorney General of the State of California issued a press release which you can read here announcing an agreement with Service Corporation International (SCI) over an eight-year dispute on how SCI delivered on their preneed funding.   In essence, concerning preneed sold through SCI’s Neptune and Trident locations in…

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BUSINESS

Dreams, ambitions, expansion, strategy, and growth all find their way into funeral home transactions

By Funeral Director Daily | May 23, 2024

    Interest rates have risen, inflation has caused prices to move upward, but Death Care businesses, especially funeral homes continue to find ways to transition ownership.  There’s been a discussion about what will the…

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Is “Service” more important than “Convenience and Price”?

By Funeral Director Daily | May 22, 2024

      Is “Service” more important than “Convenience and Price”?  That’s an interesting question that some businesses are asking themselves today. . . . .and the answer is “It Depends”.   Just over the…

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Knowing the value of the “Front-Line” worker

By Funeral Director Daily | May 13, 2024

    Over the last couple of weeks I’ve had the opportunity to visit with many from the “Death Care” or “Funeral” industry.  Those discussions made me realize that our profession has came a long…

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FINANCE

Dreams, ambitions, expansion, strategy, and growth all find their way into funeral home transactions

By Funeral Director Daily | May 23, 2024

    Interest rates have risen, inflation has caused prices to move upward, but Death Care businesses, especially funeral homes continue to find ways to transition ownership.  There’s been a discussion about what will the…

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Security National Financial Cemetery/Mortuary earnings rise 71%

By Funeral Director Daily | May 20, 2024

    There is no other way to say it other than to say that Security National Financial Corporation (SNFC) had a blow-out 1st Quarter of 2024 when it comes to Earnings.  The company’s Earnings…

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SCI settles California issue, looks forward to moving ahead with insurance funded preneed there

By Funeral Director Daily | May 16, 2024

    Earlier in May the Attorney General of the State of California issued a press release which you can read here announcing an agreement with Service Corporation International (SCI) over an eight-year dispute on…

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REGULATIONS

Lots of issues. . . and opportunities in the cemetery business

By Funeral Director Daily | May 21, 2024

      When I think of the cemetery in my little community in Minnesota.  I’m guessing, like a lot of other communities that grew up in the American “Land Rush”, the city cemetery came…

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SCI settles California issue, looks forward to moving ahead with insurance funded preneed there

By Funeral Director Daily | May 16, 2024

    Earlier in May the Attorney General of the State of California issued a press release which you can read here announcing an agreement with Service Corporation International (SCI) over an eight-year dispute on…

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Federal Trade Commission bans “Non-Compete” agreements

By Funeral Director Daily | April 25, 2024

    “This rule affects every segment of the American economy and in a simple 3-2 vote destroys billions of dollars in value that employers have spent in compensation for a covenant not to compete”. …

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CEMETERY

Musgrove’s announce plan for new “Court of Honor”

By Funeral Director Daily | May 24, 2024

    We are just a weekend away from honoring our veterans with Memorial Day celebrations across the country.  In word we received last month we learned that Musgrove Family Mortuaries and Cemeteries was getting…

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Lots of issues. . . and opportunities in the cemetery business

By Funeral Director Daily | May 21, 2024

      When I think of the cemetery in my little community in Minnesota.  I’m guessing, like a lot of other communities that grew up in the American “Land Rush”, the city cemetery came…

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Here’s a unique way to blend land preservation with urn burials

By Funeral Director Daily | May 17, 2024

    Funeral directing company  A.W. Lymn of Nottinghamshire, Great Britain, has been giving the green light to construct an ancient style facility for the disposition of cremated human remains.  As this article maintains, “they…

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CREMATION

Is “Service” more important than “Convenience and Price”?

By Funeral Director Daily | May 22, 2024

      Is “Service” more important than “Convenience and Price”?  That’s an interesting question that some businesses are asking themselves today. . . . .and the answer is “It Depends”.   Just over the…

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Here’s a unique way to blend land preservation with urn burials

By Funeral Director Daily | May 17, 2024

    Funeral directing company  A.W. Lymn of Nottinghamshire, Great Britain, has been giving the green light to construct an ancient style facility for the disposition of cremated human remains.  As this article maintains, “they…

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Our take: Post-Cremation products are here to stay

By Funeral Director Daily | May 15, 2024

  One of my friends attended the latest convention of the International Cemetery, Cremation, and Funeral Association (ICCFA) and reported to me that “there were a crazy amount of post-cremation product vendors exhibiting available options”.  And,…

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PRENEED

SCI settles California issue, looks forward to moving ahead with insurance funded preneed there

By Funeral Director Daily | May 16, 2024

    Earlier in May the Attorney General of the State of California issued a press release which you can read here announcing an agreement with Service Corporation International (SCI) over an eight-year dispute on…

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Banks report “Weaker loan demand”, Consumers pull back on credit: What does that mean for your funeral home?

By Funeral Director Daily | May 9, 2024

    During this week I read two articles and when I did I wondered how the subject of each might affect funeral homes and the funeral business going forward.  The articles included this one…

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Take Ring Ring Marketing for a Test Drive

By Funeral Director Daily | April 24, 2024

    When it comes to technology I am a confessed “Novice”.  And personally, with Social Media I am pretty quiet too. . . . or maybe my life is dull enough that none of…

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PRODUCTS

Musgrove’s announce plan for new “Court of Honor”

By Funeral Director Daily | May 24, 2024

    We are just a weekend away from honoring our veterans with Memorial Day celebrations across the country.  In word we received last month we learned that Musgrove Family Mortuaries and Cemeteries was getting…

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Here’s a unique way to blend land preservation with urn burials

By Funeral Director Daily | May 17, 2024

    Funeral directing company  A.W. Lymn of Nottinghamshire, Great Britain, has been giving the green light to construct an ancient style facility for the disposition of cremated human remains.  As this article maintains, “they…

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Our take: Post-Cremation products are here to stay

By Funeral Director Daily | May 15, 2024

  One of my friends attended the latest convention of the International Cemetery, Cremation, and Funeral Association (ICCFA) and reported to me that “there were a crazy amount of post-cremation product vendors exhibiting available options”.  And,…

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