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Everything you need to know about funerals, cremation, burial, embalming, green funerals, and much more!
If you're new to funeral planning, the best articles to start with below are (scroll through; they're in alphabetical order):

  • Four-Step Funeral Planning: Where to Start When You Don't Know How to Start
  • What to Do When You Can't Afford a Funeral
  • Paying Final Respects: Your Rights When Buying a Funeral
  • The Pitfalls of Preneed (why you should almost never prepay for a funeral)
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"Simple and Cheap" My Father Said
A Word About Burial Liners (written by a grave digger)
Body and Organ Donation, A Gift to Science
Caskets—how to save on them
Common Funeral Myths
Consumer's Guide to Cemetery Purchases
Cremation Explained, Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Dead Bodies and Disease: The “Danger” That Doesn’t Exist
Death Away from Home
Did You Forget the Most Important Part of Funeral Planning?
Don't Get Buried in Debt
Earth Burial, Tradition in Simplicity
Embalming: What You Should Know
Filing a Complaint
For Consumers
Four-Step Funeral Planning
Four-Step Funeral Planning: Where to Start When You Don't Know How to Start!
Green Burial
How Much Will My Funeral Cost?
How To Help Grieving People
How to Inspect a Crematory for above-board operation
How to Read a Funeral Home Price List
Lay Me to Rest in A Plain Pine Box, One Mother's Letter to Her Children
Light, Like the Sun
Monumental Manipulation
Paying Final Respects - Your Rights When Buying a Funeral
Planning a Memorial Service
Proceso de Embalsamar un Cadaver
Scatter-Brained - all about cremation and what's left
Starting a Funeral Committee in Your Congregation
Ten Tips for Saving Funeral $$$
The Pitfalls of Preneed
Veterans' Funeral and Burial Benefits
What is the Difference Between "Viewing" and "Visitation"?
What to Do When You Can't Afford a Funeral
What's Your Funeral I.Q.?

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