Americans are consumers who tend to avoid funeral planning – a big mistake for those who want to get the most for their money! A funeral is one of the top five expenses a family will incur.
This upbeat outreach talk by Gail Rubin, CT, covers these numbers:
- One life to live
- Two events – the similar elements of weddings and funerals
- Three or more reasons people avoid talking about death and funeral planning
- Four important reasons to pre-plan a funeral
- Five things to know NOW before someone dies
- Six questions to ask yourself before talking to local funeral directors
Gail Rubin, CT, The Doyenne of Death®, is author of the award-winning book, A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die. Host of A Good Goodbye television series and Internet radio show, she is a Certified Thanatologist (that’s a death educator) and a popular speaker who uses humor and films to get the funeral planning conversation started. She’s also a Certified Funeral Celebrant, funeral planning consultant, and insurance agent.
Rubin is a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association, and the National Speakers Association New Mexico Chapter. She is Vice President of the Jewish-Christian Dialogue of New Mexico, helping to start conversations across religions.