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Last Updated ( Monday, 17 February 2014 11:57 ) Read more...

High court ruling may open up casket options in South Carolina

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-Gere Fulton is past president of the national FCA and a current board member of the Funeral Consumers Alliance of South Carolina. This editorial originally appeared in The State

On Feb. 25 the U.S. Supreme Court held that the N.C. dental board erred in trying to prevent teeth whiteners in spas and malls from competing with dentists. The Board of Dental Examiners, comprised entirely of dentists, had issued cease­ and­ desist orders, and after a series of appeals, the high court voted 6­3 to overturn those actions, as an unreasonable restraint of trade. For people in South Carolina who want to be able to decide for themselves where to buy their caskets, it was a great victory.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 18 March 2015 15:29 ) Read more...

Before You Go!

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Our popular funeral planner is brand-new and expanded for 2013!

Before you go, they should know. . .

• Your funeral plans
• Where your important papers are
• Who should take care of your pets and how
• Who to call when the time comes
That you love them enough to get it together with. . .

Before I Go, You Should Know®, the comprehensive end-of-life planner. Featuring illustrations by Edward Gorey, BIG has more than 30 pages to record everything from your preference for burial or cremation to how to close down  your social media accounts and online life.


Two free chapters from the book Final Rights with consumer funeral and burial rights and rules specific to your state. 
—A survivor’s checklist of important but often overlooked tasks when death occurs.
—A place to record all the biographical information your family will need for an obituary, funeral, or memorial service 


Before I Go makes a great stocking stuffer!

Last Updated ( Thursday, 07 November 2013 15:08 )

FCA Swag!

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For FCA Volunteers

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Are you on the board of a local Funeral Consumers Alliance? Then this section is for you! (It's open to all visitors as well). 

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 22 May 2013 10:52 ) Read more...

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