Time and again, consumer trends point out that people are increasingly pampering their pets as if they were children. Or is …
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?
With something called “bio-cremation,” a liquid chemical is used to dissolve the body, no fire or global warming emissions necessary.
In a tough economy, the casket-making business is getting buried, and the restaurant business is trying to get more appetizing.
When the calendar changes, it’s a natural time to look back and look forward, to gauge trends, scratch one’s head, and make predictions that will appear laughable in a few years. According to various prognosticators, because of new technology, rising costs, changing cultural attitudes and spending habits, and the ever-present desire to …
When a loved one dies, comparison-shopping is probably not the first thing that comes to mind.
Death is inevitable. Being buried in a nice cemetery plot—or any plot for that matter—is not.