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Prepaying Your Funeral: Benefits and Dangers Prepaying Your Funeral: Benefits and Dangers

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Veterans Burial Benefits Veterans Burial Benefits

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Cremation Explained Cremation Explained

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

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

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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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