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Circling the Hearses Circling the Hearses

Date added: 03/02/2011
Date modified: 03/02/2011
Filesize: 754.24 kB
Downloads: 9916
"Circling the Hearses," a free sample chapter from the book Final Rights: Reclaiming the American Way of Death.

Hawaii Funeral Price Survey 2009 Hawaii Funeral Price Survey 2009

Date added: 06/04/2009
Date modified: 06/04/2009
Filesize: 36.23 kB
Downloads: 9771

2008 Biennial Registration Form 2008 Biennial Registration Form

Date added: 03/25/2008
Date modified: 03/25/2008
Filesize: 650.53 kB
Downloads: 7315

FCA\'s Policy on Prepaid Funeral Law FCA\'s Policy on Prepaid Funeral Law

Date added: 04/06/2008
Date modified: 04/06/2008
Filesize: 22.89 kB
Downloads: 4984

FCA of Hawaii\'s 2007 funeral price survey FCA of Hawaii\'s 2007 funeral price survey

Date added: 01/16/2009
Date modified: 01/16/2009
Filesize: 34.59 kB
Downloads: 4387

Bay Area CA Funeral Price Survey 2009 Bay Area CA Funeral Price Survey 2009

Date added: 08/04/2011
Date modified: 08/04/2011
Filesize: 117.16 kB
Downloads: 4344

Connecticut Designated Agent Form Connecticut Designated Agent Form

Date added: 09/22/2008
Date modified: 09/22/2008
Filesize: 50.45 kB
Downloads: 4284

No Grey Suits-The End of Life as a Team Sport No Grey Suits-The End of Life as a Team Sport

Date added: 04/15/2013
Date modified: 04/15/2013
Filesize: 2.43 MB
Downloads: 2560

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. 

FTC Obit Logo Request FTC Obit Logo Request

Date added: 06/08/2011
Date modified: 06/08/2011
Filesize: 236.52 kB
Downloads: 2536
A letter to the Federal Trade Commission pointing out that funeral homes in Texas are inserting their logos into the obituaries families pay for without notifying the family.

Final Rights Flyer Final Rights Flyer

Date added: 03/02/2011
Date modified: 03/02/2011
Filesize: 2.2 MB
Downloads: 2422
Printable ad and order form for the book Final Rights: Reclaiming the American Way of Death.

FCA Logo Small Color FCA Logo Small Color

Date added: 08/21/2012
Date modified: 08/21/2012
Filesize: 17.4 kB
Downloads: 2200

Slocum Radio Interview WOKI Tennessee 10.6.2011 Slocum Radio Interview WOKI Tennessee 10.6.2011

Date added: 10/11/2011
Date modified: 10/11/2011
Filesize: 9.17 MB
Downloads: 1762

FCA executive director Josh Slocum talks about his book Final Rights and how to be a savvy funeral shopper.

FCA of the Triangle 2013 Meeting FCA of the Triangle 2013 Meeting

Date added: 04/15/2013
Date modified: 04/15/2013
Filesize: 74.38 kB
Downloads: 810

Announcement for the FCA of the Triangle (North Carolina) 2013 meeting.


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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FCA events

  • FCA Executive Director Josh Slocum will be a guest on wrcr.com's live show 10:10 a.m. Eastern, July 24. Go here to stream.

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