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Plan Ahead and Rest in Peace Plan Ahead and Rest in Peace

Date added: 04/11/2011
Date modified: 04/11/2011
Filesize: 1.9 MB
Downloads: 1740

An effective and humorous Powerpoint presentation by Laurie Powsner, FCA of Princeton and FCA president. Adapt this presentation to introduce an audience to the FCA mission.

Standard Death Certificate Standard Death Certificate

Date added: 04/11/2011
Date modified: 04/11/2011
Filesize: 553.72 kB
Downloads: 2900
Death certificates vary state to state, but this is the CDC standard.

Information for the Death Certificate Information for the Death Certificate

Date added: 11/20/2009
Date modified: 04/11/2011
Filesize: 44.33 kB
Downloads: 3886

Information needed to complete a standard death certificate.

Fancy Funerals Song Lyrics Fancy Funerals Song Lyrics

Date added: 11/20/2009
Date modified: 04/11/2011
Filesize: 14.88 kB
Downloads: 3914
Lyrics to a Lucinda Williams song.

Funeral Home Price Lists Demystified Funeral Home Price Lists Demystified

Date added: 11/19/2009
Date modified: 04/11/2011
Filesize: 715.02 kB
Downloads: 4522
A brilliant and entertaining guide on how to read and understand funeral home price lists, and how to evaluate them for consumer-friendliness and compliance with the FTC Funeral Rule.

Good to Go Good to Go

Date added: 04/23/2009
Date modified: 04/11/2011
Filesize: 110.5 kB
Downloads: 2826
A clear, humorous PowerPoint presentation by the Funeral Consumers Alliance of the Tidewater. Adapt this presentation to introduce an audience to the FCA mission.

Eight Reasons Undertakers (Almost) Always Have the Upper Hand Eight Reasons Undertakers (Almost) Always Have the Upper Hand

Date added: 08/28/2008
Date modified: 04/11/2011
Filesize: 238 kB
Downloads: 5042
A simple, effective Powerpoint presentation by Lamar Hankins, Austin Memorial  and Burial Information Society, and past president of FCA. Adapt this presentation to introduce an audience to the FCA mission.

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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