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Crowdfund To Bury Dad

Is crowdfunding the best way to pay for a funeral? The New York Times covers this social phenomena now that the average cost of a funeral is about $10,000. 13% of GoFundMe campaigns were for burial costs in 2017 and … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Death

While the government says that inflation has been quiet, the cost of death has spiked 220% since 1986. And for some families who have spent a fortune on medical care for loved ones, it’s financially impossible to pay for a … Continue reading

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BBB Helps Donors Parse Crowdfunders

The Better Business Bureau has some tips to avoid being scammed by crowdfunding appeals. The best way to determine if it’s a fraud is if you know the person that is making the appeal. Also, do some quick diligence such … Continue reading

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Unintended Consequences of A Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

If Google translate is correct, Emma Post has/had (?) terminal cancer and, since she thought that there were too many campaigns for illnesses, she crowdfunded to pay for her funeral. The campaign was “oversubscribed” and raised a significant amount more … Continue reading

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Newest Crowdfunding Trend: Funerals

Newest trend in”charity” crowdfunding is for funerals. With a median cost of $7,180, funerals are getting more expensive every year and life insurance sales, which typically fund burial costs, have been declining. Thus, more people turning to friends, families and, … Continue reading

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One Person Crowdfunding Fraud Patrol

As feared by regulators, the crowdfunding scene has attracted various fraudsters. The website GoFraudMe says: “When it comes to crowdfunding fraud, a few themes seem to be popular with would-be profiteers:catastrophic medical issues (cancer is extra popular with fraudsters);personal disaster … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Becoming Electronic Panhandling

Fed up with getting crowdfunding pleas from women who want to remove the tattoo from their forehead? One blogger has “new rules” on when she will donate: someone she knows & trusts makes a personal plea; the campaign gets someone … Continue reading

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