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Here you can download our pamphlets on funeral planning, cost-saving tips, and your consumer rights, in a printable format.

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What You Should Know About Embalming What You Should Know About Embalming

Date added: 11/26/2007
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What Shall We Do With the Ashes? What Shall We Do With the Ashes?

Date added: 11/26/2007
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Viewing and Visitation: the Difference Viewing and Visitation: the Difference

Date added: 11/26/2007
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Veterans Burial Benefits Veterans Burial Benefits

Date added: 04/28/2008
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Ten Tips for Saving Funeral Dollars Ten Tips for Saving Funeral Dollars

Date added: 11/26/2007
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Starting a Funeral Consumers Alliance: You Can Do It! Starting a Funeral Consumers Alliance: You Can Do It!

Date added: 11/26/2007
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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

Date added: 11/26/2007
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Prepaying Your Funeral: Benefits and Dangers Prepaying Your Funeral: Benefits and Dangers

Date added: 11/26/2007
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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

Date added: 11/26/2007
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How to Read a Funeral Home Price List How to Read a Funeral Home Price List

Date added: 11/26/2007
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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

Date added: 03/10/2011
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How to File a Funeral or Cemetery Complaint How to File a Funeral or Cemetery Complaint

Date added: 11/26/2007
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Green Burial Green Burial

Date added: 04/08/2011
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Four-Step Funeral Planning: Where to Start When You Don\'t Know How to Start Four-Step Funeral Planning: Where to Start When You Don\'t Know How to Start

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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

Date added: 06/20/2008
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Diez Sugerencias Para Ahorrar En Un Funeral Diez Sugerencias Para Ahorrar En Un Funeral

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Did You Forget the Most Important Part of Funeral Planning? Did You Forget the Most Important Part of Funeral Planning?

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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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