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Should You Prepay For Your Funeral? Should You Prepay For Your Funeral?

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Embalming Explained Embalming Explained

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Death Away From Home Death Away From Home

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Information on death while traveling, and on how to cut costs when shipping a body for a distant burial.

Common Funeral Myths Common Funeral Myths

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Green Burial Green Burial

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Veterans Burial Benefits Veterans Burial Benefits

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Ten Tips for Saving Funeral Dollars Ten Tips for Saving Funeral Dollars

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Cremation Explained Cremation Explained

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Four-Step Funeral Planning Four-Step Funeral Planning

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How To Choose A Funeral Home How To Choose A Funeral Home

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Diez Sugerencias Para Ahorrar En Un Funeral Diez Sugerencias Para Ahorrar En Un Funeral

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Como leer la Lista General de Precios de Una Funeraria Como leer la Lista General de Precios de Una Funeraria

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How to Help Grieving People How to Help Grieving People

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Consumer's Guide to Cemetery Purchases Consumer's Guide to Cemetery Purchases

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Don\'t Get Buried in Debt: Benefits of Membership in a Funeral Consumers Alliance Don\'t Get Buried in Debt: Benefits of Membership in a Funeral Consumers Alliance

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What Shall We Do With the Ashes? What Shall We Do With the Ashes?

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Viewing and Visitation: the Difference Viewing and Visitation: the Difference

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Starting a Funeral Consumers Alliance: You Can Do It! Starting a Funeral Consumers Alliance: You Can Do It!

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Simple and Cheap, My Father Said — by the Daughter of Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black Simple and Cheap, My Father Said — by the Daughter of Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black

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Organ and Body Donation Organ and Body Donation

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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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