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What Shall We Do With the Ashes? What Shall We Do With the Ashes?

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Viewing and Visitation: the Difference Viewing and Visitation: the Difference

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Veterans Burial Benefits Veterans Burial Benefits

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Ten Tips for Saving Funeral Dollars Ten Tips for Saving Funeral Dollars

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Starting a Funeral Consumers Alliance: You Can Do It! Starting a Funeral Consumers Alliance: You Can Do It!

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Simple and Cheap, My Father Said — by the Daughter of Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black Simple and Cheap, My Father Said — by the Daughter of Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black

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Should You Prepay For Your Funeral? Should You Prepay For Your Funeral?

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Organ and Body Donation Organ and Body Donation

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No One Wants to Talk About Death: How to Help No One Wants to Talk About Death: How to Help

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How to Read a Funeral Home Price List How to Read a Funeral Home Price List

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How to Plan a Memorial Service How to Plan a Memorial Service

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How to Help Grieving People How to Help Grieving People

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How to File a Funeral or Cemetery Complaint How to File a Funeral or Cemetery Complaint

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How To Choose A Funeral Home How To Choose A Funeral Home

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Green Burial Green Burial

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Four-Step Funeral Planning Four-Step Funeral Planning

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Embalming Explained Embalming Explained

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Earth Burial: a Tradition in Simplicity Earth Burial: a Tradition in Simplicity

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Don\'t Get Buried in Debt: Benefits of Membership in a Funeral Consumers Alliance Don\'t Get Buried in Debt: Benefits of Membership in a Funeral Consumers Alliance

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Diez Sugerencias Para Ahorrar En Un Funeral Diez Sugerencias Para Ahorrar En Un Funeral

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Dangers of Prepaying

"Preneed" is a term coined by the funeral industry to describe the arrangement and payment of a funeral prior to death. Obviously, if you are to have any say in it, you must plan in advance of your death. "Prearrangement" is also used interchangeably with "preneed".

The marketing of preneed plans for funeral services and merchandise is increasingly prevalent. Various companies, including insurance companies, "for-profit cremation societies," and "preneed associations" flood the mail with advertising which touts the benefits of their preneed plans. There are a number of pitfalls, as well as options, about which consumers should be well-informed.

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