For years my older brother Jim told me and our family that he was a paid up member of The Neptune Society. He said that the arrangements that he made with Neptune would provide for a cremation and a scatter burial over the mountains of Northern California at no cost to the family. Jim died tragically just days after his 39th birthday. We are a family of very modest means leaving a $7,000 plus traditional funeral out of the question. I remembered his story of being a "card carrying" member of the Neptune Society but could find no such card. I called the Neptune Society and, just as a suspected once I could find no such card, that he had not made any such arrangements with them. I was devastated to learn that his Neptune Society story was just something he wanted to do but never really got around to. The person on the phone was very sympathetic and told me how to arrange what he always wanted to have happen, be taken care of by the Neptune Society. I agreed to pay a very reasonable one time payment at a cost that I was able to come up with which was about 85% cheaper than the traditional route. Neptune took care of the rest very quickly and professionally. I came upon your site as I was looking to compare The Neptune Society with other like societies to make prearrangement plans for myself. I learned quite a bit about Neptune and the business of pre-need cremation services. Thank You. Your site gave me the information necessary to make an informed decision. I'll be buying a Neptune Society of Northern California package shortly.