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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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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

Date added: 11/26/2007
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Indigent Burial Funds by State Indigent Burial Funds by State

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A chart showing what states and counties offer (and what they don't offer) toward burial or cremation for low-income families. 

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

Date added: 11/26/2007
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How To Pay For A Funeral How To Pay For A Funeral

Date added: 03/11/2016
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Advice on how make funeral arrangements fit your budget, large or small.

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

Date added: 12/29/2014
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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

Date added: 11/26/2007
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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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Death Away From Home Death Away From Home

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Information on death while traveling, and on how to cut costs when shipping a body for a distant burial.

Cremation Explained Cremation Explained

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Consumer's Guide to Cemetery Purchases Consumer's Guide to Cemetery Purchases

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Como leer la Lista General de Precios de Una Funeraria Como leer la Lista General de Precios de Una Funeraria

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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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