If you don’t do funeral planning BEFORE there’s a death in the family, sticker shock may set in when you start making funeral arrangements. This episode of A Good Goodbye TV, now available on YouTube, focuses on the costs of funerals and memorial services and different ways to pay, either in advance or at-need.
Guest expert Jeff Harbeson, The Funeral Commander and founder of The Harbeson Group, was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Funeral Finance LLC when this program was recorded. He’s now director of marketing for The Foresight Companies, co-host of FuneralNation TV, and co-founder and partner of At Need Credit.
At Need Credit provides funeral directors the ability to offer payment plans for at need families with no pre-need, little to no life insurance, limited cash and/or credit card balance.
In this episode, host Gail Rubin and Jeff Harbeson discuss these funeral financing issues:
- The Funeral Rule established by the Federal Trade Commission to protect consumers.
- The price list cost breakdown that funeral homes are required to provide to consumers.
- What options exist for a family to pay for a funeral.
- Advice for ordinary consumers who find themselves in a financial quandary when there’s a death in the family.
- How to be prepared financially to manage funeral costs.
A Good Goodbye TV presents an educational and entertaining 12-episode series of 25-minute programs with expert interviews on “everything you need to know before you go.”
Each 25-minute episode provides valuable insights into funeral planning issues. From pre-need planning to grief counseling, financial issues to the latest trends in death care, these interviews offer eye-opening insights into the party no one wants to plan. More information about the series here.
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