Consumers are at a big disadvantage when conducting business in unfamiliar venues. For most of us, happily, that includes …
The death of a loved one is traumatic enough. The scenario of late typically involves difficult decisions and costly medical expenses—followed by a potentially costly ceremony and burial. Increasingly, though, families are cutting expenses by choosing cremation, which costs less than half of the price of a traditional burial.
A pet burial, complete with a casket, ceremony, and cemetery plot, runs around $800. Cremating a pet, on the other hand, costs about $80. Guess which option is increasingly being chosen by pet owners?
In a tough economy, the casket-making business is getting buried, and the restaurant business is trying to get more appetizing.