You CAN Afford To Die
Sensible Advice From a Practical Funeral Director
Welcome to the website for my book, You Can Afford To Die: Sensible Advice From A Practical Funeral Director. If you envision yourself making funeral arrangements either for yourself or a loved one at any time in the near or distant future (and Heaven knows we all will), this book is a must. I will provide you with a wealth of knowledge, common-sense practices, and practical advice when facing the inevitable.
In my 23 years in the funeral industry, I have heard questions, comments, and myths too numerous to mention. I felt it was time to set the record straight. Why do funerals cost what they do? I can tell you. What can we do to keep our costs down at a most vulnerable time? I can show you that also.
I will show you the difference between a copper casket and one made from 18 gauge steel. I will also show you why saving $3500 on the 18 gauge is worth it. I will show you what vault makes sense to buy (the least expensive one), why you may want it or why you may not (no, it is NOT a state law). Pre-arrangements, cremation, hearses and graves (and many other morbidly curious topics) are touched upon and discussed by sharing real-life experiences from my years in the business.
After reading this book, you will be well-prepared to discuss final arrangements with your funeral professional. And more importantly, you will know how to save thousands of dollars at a time when the last thing you need to worry about is money.
– Joe Kalmer, Author