Whether your funeral needs are immediate or you are planning for the future, one of the most important questions you can ask is whether a funeral home is independent or is owned by a corporation.  A 2017 report from the Consumer Federation and the Funeral Consumers Alliance which surveyed prices of 103 independent funeral homes…

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One important part of making your final arrangements is making sure you understand – and have made preparations for – your funeral costs.  Before you begin, it’s important to know you have specific rights when it comes to funerals.  The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) first introduced the “Funeral Rule” in 1984 to prevent funeral homes…

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If you’ve ever helped arrange a funeral, you know even the most basic funerals can be difficult to afford. Pre-planning for events you know will occur can help take some of the pain out of the those expenses for yourself and your family. One of the best ways to control these costs is to plan…

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