Where Death Comes Cheap - Newsweek Interviews FCA

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Check out the March 16, 2009 Newsweek Magazine story on families looking for a dignified send-off that won't bury them in debt. Writer Matthew Phillips does a great job laying-out simpler, cheaper ways to get to the great beyond.

He interviews a funeral director who's one of the new breed in this industry - low overhead, low-price, and no-nonsense. Families looking for affordable funerals love him, but predictably, the old guard in the funeral industry would love to shut him down:

Rival funeral directors aren't so sure: last month the Michigan Funeral Directors Association asked him to stop attending meetings, annoyed at this new competition. "That made me feel really bad. I didn't expect the business to take off so suddenly, and I think it's spooked some people," Macksoud says. "I thought there'd be some backlash, but I didn't anticipate this." If the industry is spooked, it's probably because they're seeing other low-cost providers thriving during hard times.

 

 

Last Updated ( Friday, 01 May 2009 13:32 )  
Comments (1)
1 Friday, 20 March 2009 08:01
Karen Kilby
We offer affordable, beautifully elegant (and green!) wood caskets and urns. Families save thousands buying caskets from us. The local funeral homes want nothing to do with us because they are losing $3000-$6000 of pure profit off their bottom line.

Mr. Macksoud, keep up the good fight.

Karen Kilby
www.asimplepinebox.com

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