FCA executive director Josh Slocum talks about his book Final Rights and how to be a savvy funeral shopper.
Vermonter Jack Manning's touching, candid, and funny account of how he and a community of friends took care of his wife, Ann, during her decline and through her eventual death from cancer. Anyone who doesn't understand why a family would want to do the funeral at home, themselves, will find this an eye-opener.
"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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