What are the main conclusions?

In our most typical assignment, cemetery executives are asking us to help them answer the question, “What are the chances that we will run out of money?” So our answer to them is in the form of a probability; and our headline conclusion is something like, “If current management practices remain in place for the duration of this study, there is a 23% chance that the perpetual care fund will run out of money.” Other clients ask us to forecast an expected balance, or a probability of the balance reaching a certain threshold. We custom-build the perpetual care model to answer the questions executives are asking. Read our case study article in ICMA for an overview of how we arrived at the conclusions in a recent study.

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