VIDEO LIBRARY—For Consumers
Our video library features a variety of funeral-planning topics. Some are free, others are available to buy. Free videos show a player screen you can click on. Paid videos show a password screen (there’s a purchase link under these videos).
Scroll through the list below to find the topic you’re interested in.
Videos for purchase—To buy a video, click the link below the video’s thumbnail. A new browser tab will open where you can complete your purchase. When you do, you’ll get an email receipt. That receipt contains the password you will need to enter in order to watch your video.
There are two ways to watch videos after you purchase them:
1. Right here on this page—after purchase, click the video thumbnail and enter the password.
2. Follow the link in your receipt email to watch the video on Vimeo.
SHOP BEFORE YOU DROP—May 23, 2022
Comparing prices and services ahead of time can save you headache and a great deal of money. In this presentation you’ll learn:
-Reasonable price ranges for simple cremation/burial up to a full-service funeral
-How calling a handful of different mortuaries before deciding can save you thousands
-How your local FCA chapter can help you compare prices
-Upsell techniques to watch out for
BRINGING FUNERALS BACK HOME—March 31, 2021
FCA leader Laurie Mulvey and her father, Ray, share the story, and the photos, of her mother Judy’s funeral at home. You’ll never look at funerals the same way again after you watch this.
VETERANS’ BURIAL BENEFITS—MARCH 10, 2021
-What benefits are veterans entitled to?
-Special categories with extra burial benefits
-How to detect a burial plot scam aimed at veterans
. . and more.
PREPAID FUNERALS DEMYSTIFIED—February 9, 2021
-How do price guarantees work?
-What if I change my mind?
-Will I lose money if I cancel ahead of time?
-Is prepaid funeral insurance a good idea?
-What does an actual prepaid funeral contract look like, and what should I pay close attention to?
CONSUMER FUNERAL PLANNING—September 8, 2020
Plan Ahead and Rest in Peace: Laurie Powsner
Past FCA president and social worker Laurie Powsner’s presentation has everything you need to know about basic funeral planning. Whether you want burial or cremation, ceremony or simplicity, these tips will help you keep costs in check.
This recorded Zoom meeting includes audience questions and answers.
BUY THE VIDEO HERE
Green Burial Basics with Lee Webster—November 18, 2020
Consumer advocate Lee Webster answers the questions:
—What is green/natural burial?
—How do I have a green burial?
—Where are natural cemeteries located? How much does it cost?
This video is just over an hour long, and includes audience questions and discussions.