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You Don't Have to Spend a Ton on a Funeral (Here's Why)

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Lifehacker.com
May 2, 2013

Josh Slocum, Executive Director, Funeral Consumers Alliance

As the director of Funeral Consumers Alliance, a nonprofit that helps people avoid funeral fraud, I know all about mortuary mythology. (That’s what I call the collective "wisdom" about death, dying, funerals, and dead people.) Most Americans get their information about how to bury the dead from the people we pay to do it for us — not exactly the most disinterested source.

You don’t walk into the car dealer with a blank check and you shouldn’t do it at the undertaker’s.

Read the full article at Lifehacker.com

 

Grave Robbers: Anti-Competitive Regulations for the Dead

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The Freeman
May 7, 2013

Foundation for Economic Education

A host of anticompetitive regulations serve funeral directors at the expense of the grieving.

Read the full artticle at The Freeman

 

No Grey Suits

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Vermonter Jack Manning's touching, candid, and funny account of the death of his wife, Ann, and the friends who came together to perform her funeral is a must read. If there's a better illustration of the fact that the value in funerals comes from human contact, community, and love, we haven't seen it.

Click the picture to the left to download No Grey Suits as a .pdf.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 12 June 2013 11:44 )
 

Complying with the Funeral Rule (VIDEO)

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Bureau of Consumer Protection
Business Center
Federal Trade Commission

The Funeral Rule gives people making funeral arrangements some important rights. And it establishes some basic requirements for funeral homes. If you sell funeral goods and services, you’ll want to know how to comply.

SEE VIDEO 3:17

Last Updated ( Thursday, 11 April 2013 14:04 )
 

Green Burial in New York--Open Meeting

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Green Burial in New York State

You are invited to attend our Annual Meeting of the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Long Island/New York City on Saturday, April 13, 2013, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Shelter Rock,
48 Shelter Rock Road, Manhasset, New York. The meeting is free. Refreshments are served after the meeting.

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