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How to Pay for a Funeral
Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death, Funeral Expert Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death, Funeral Expert
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Dateline: Albuquerque, NM
Monday, May 7, 2018


Bruce Moore, Principal with Memorial Funding.org, talks with Gail Rubin, CT

Think about it – could your credit card limit handle a charge of $8,000 to $15,000 or more for the products and services of a funeral home or cemetery? However, think of the points, the miles if you could!

“The reality is that seven out of ten people today simply haven’t set aside funds for a crisis,” said Bruce Moore, Principal at MemorialFunding.org. “Our company works with funeral directors throughout the country, so they’re able to finance funerals and memorial services and families are able to honor their loved ones as they wish, without a tremendous upfront financial burden.”

Funeral homes and cemeteries won’t bury or cremate your loved one without some kind of payment upfront. Many accept credit cards and some offer unsecured credit plans to families that need the funds. MemorialFunding.org was at the 2018 convention and expo of the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association (ICCFA) to introduce their funeral financing services.

If a family doesn’t have the money in hand to pay for the funeral arrangements, or they don’t have insurance, MemorialFunding.org provides non-collateral loans at a lower rate than a credit card would charge. Their average loan to someone with an average credit score is about 10.08%, compared to average credit card rates of 17% and more. Terms can range anywhere from 36 months to 60 months.

“It’s much better to be able to spend two hundred dollars a month versus coming up with ten thousand,” said Moore. “Folks can pay the loan off at any time, so when they sell Mother’s house, when they resolve the estate, it’s not a problem.”

Moore is a long-time funeral director, and has also worked in personal finance for a number of years. “We’re kind of putting the chocolate and the peanut butter together to benefit the families being served by the funeral directors here at ICCFA.”

The company also offers insurance assignments and will be offering online memorial fundraising. Watch the video below and learn more at www.MemorialFunding.org.

Gail Rubin, CT, is author and host of the award-winning book and television series, A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die, Hail and Farewell: Cremation Ceremonies, Templates and Tips, and KICKING THE BUCKET LIST: 100 Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die.

Rubin is a Certified Thanatologist (that's a death educator) and a popular speaker who uses humor and films to get the end-of-life and funeral planning conversation started. She "knocked 'em dead" with her TEDx talk, A Good Goodbye. She provides continuing education credit classes for attorneys, doctors, nurses, social workers, hospice workers, financial planners, funeral directors and other professionals. She's a Certified Funeral Celebrant and funeral planning consultant who has been interviewed in national and local print, broadcast and online media.

Known as The Doyenne of Death®, she is the event coordinator of the Before I Die ABQ Festival. She also hosts A Good Goodbye Internet radio show and produces Mortality Minute radio and online video spots. Her YouTube Channel features more than 400 videos!

Rubin is a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association, Toastmasters International and the National Speakers Association New Mexico Chapter. Her speaking profile is available at eSpeakers.com.

Gail Rubin has been interviewed about funeral planning issues in national and local broadcast, print and online media. Outlets include The Huffington Post, Money Magazine, Kiplinger, CBS Radio News, WGN-TV,  and local affiliates for NPR, PBS, FOX, ABC-TV, CBS-TV and NBC-TV.

Sign up for a free planning form and occasional informative newsletter at her website, AGoodGoodbye.com.

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