Interested in a frugal and environmentally sound funeral? Take a look of government policies coming out of China. Traditional funerals are quite elaborate; monks praying around the clock, banquets, fireworks, and more. Many families apparently go into debt honoring the dead, and the Chinese government wants to put a stop to it.
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I am frugal, but I certainly would prefer frugality to be a choice rather than a government mandate!