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Earth Burial: a Tradition in Simplicity Earth Burial: a Tradition in Simplicity

Date added: 11/26/2007
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How to Plan a Memorial Service How to Plan a Memorial Service

Date added: 11/26/2007
Date modified: 04/02/2008
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How to Read a Funeral Home Price List How to Read a Funeral Home Price List

Date added: 11/26/2007
Date modified: 02/08/2012
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Organ and Body Donation Organ and Body Donation

Date added: 11/26/2007
Date modified: 11/26/2007
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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

Date added: 11/26/2007
Date modified: 11/26/2007
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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

Date added: 06/20/2008
Date modified: 06/20/2008
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Consumer's Guide to Cemetery Purchases Consumer's Guide to Cemetery Purchases

Date added: 11/19/2010
Date modified: 11/19/2010
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Indigent Burial Funds by State Indigent Burial Funds by State

Date added: 02/03/2012
Date modified: 03/11/2016
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A chart showing what states and counties offer (and what they don't offer) toward burial or cremation for low-income families. 

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

Date added: 03/22/2013
Date modified: 03/22/2013
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PDF descargable.

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

Date added: 03/05/2014
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How To Choose A Funeral Home How To Choose A Funeral Home

Date added: 12/29/2014
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Four-Step Funeral Planning Four-Step Funeral Planning

Date added: 02/11/2015
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Cremation Explained Cremation Explained

Date added: 02/11/2015
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Ten Tips for Saving Funeral Dollars Ten Tips for Saving Funeral Dollars

Date added: 02/11/2015
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Veterans Burial Benefits Veterans Burial Benefits

Date added: 02/11/2015
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Green Burial Green Burial

Date added: 02/11/2015
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Common Funeral Myths Common Funeral Myths

Date added: 02/18/2015
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Death Away From Home Death Away From Home

Date added: 02/18/2015
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Information on death while traveling, and on how to cut costs when shipping a body for a distant burial.

Embalming Explained Embalming Explained

Date added: 02/18/2015
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Should You Prepay For Your Funeral? Should You Prepay For Your Funeral?

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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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