I really want to know the other perspective. My personal feelings on it can be viewed as harsh, but that's just my opinion. I had a fellow co-worker pass a couple weeks ago. Had a very good job (over $150K) salary. In this line of work, 2 life insurances (nearly $750k) and all the expenses for the burial are covered. Yet a go fund me was established for "future comfort" expenses. I can see doing something nice for the family, but why ask and get nearly $100K in donations? I don't see why people would ask for more money. I would not want my family asking for donations considering what I know they get. So why do people do it?