Friday, October 24, 2008

and the elderly selling gravesites for cash...

I thought the last post a bit strange and unsettling, then I saw this one (click through the ad in the link):

For some, a tough economy means hocking their possessions to raise cash. And not just furniture or jewelry. In lean times, even a person's final resting place is for sale.
Activity in the secondary market for burial plots has spiked in recent weeks, according to Bob Ward, who runs the Final Arrangements Network, an online marketplace for buyers and sellers of cemetery space. Most of those looking to sell: fixed-income seniors in their 60s and 70s.

New barometers of financial woes?

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