Losing a loved one is hard.
Planning a funeral shouldn't be.

The goal of Funeral Consumers Alliance is to ensure consumers are fully prepared and protected when planning a funeral for themselves or their loved ones.

We do this by offering objective facts about funeral planning so families can plan a meaningful goodbye that fits their needs and their budget.

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About Funeral Consumers Alliance

Funeral Consumers Alliance is the only national consumer organization that monitors the funeral industry, keeping a close eye on industry trends and advocating for fair practices on the behalf of consumers.

Our network of volunteers not only work directly with consumers, but also alongside those fighting for legal and regulatory reform on the local, state, and national levels. If you don't see an FCA affiliate in your state, don't worry. We have plenty of resources to get you started on learning your rights as a consumer. 

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Did You Know?

Funerals don't have to break the bank

American families can easily spend $10,000 on funeral and burial costs without realizing there’s an alternative. A little planning can save a lot of money.


Shopping around can save you thousands

Although it can be tempting to pick a funeral home based on location or family tradition, you can save thousands of dollars, just by shopping around right where you live.


You have a legal right to clear, upfront prices

It is your legal right to obtain a full itemized list of products and services from a funeral home, not just their “traditional” packages.


Embalming is almost never “required”

Funeral homes want you to pay for embalming, but it’s never routinely required for every death, and it’s never required by law for a viewing. There are always options available.