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Cómo cubrir los costos de un funeral

Primero, tenga en cuenta que usted o su familia deben pagar los costos del funeral. Ninguna organización benéfica lo sacará de apuros si se
endeuda por un funeral. Eche un vistazo realista a su presupuesto antes de llamar a la funeraria. Decida qué es lo que puede pagar sin sacrificar el dinero que necesita para su vida diaria. Read more

A new year’s giving of yourself

By Karen Smith Most of us who make New Year’s resolutions aim at making ourselves better in one way or another. Rather than an expensive gym membership here’s a way to improve yourself from the inside and show support from someone who may be hurting.   Although there is never a good time to lose someone, death during the holidays – when others are celebrating – can be especially difficult.  Read more

2014 Biennial Conference

parkplaza1 FCA National Conference, June 5-7, 2014, Minneapolis Events and accommodations at the Park Plaza Hotel, 4460 W 78th St Cir, Bloomington, MN 55435. (952) 831-3131. Everyone is welcome. You do not have to be a member of Funeral Consumers Alliance to attend. Read more

We put the fun back in funerals!

No one believes it, but Funeral Consumers Alliance conferences are filled with laughter and fun! With Mistress of Death Caitlin Doughty setting the tone for our two-day gathering, 100 volunteers, funeral directors, mortuary school students, home funeral experts, legislators, gathered to talk about how to help families get the funeral that fits their needs and their budget.  Here’s sampling—name yourself in the comments below if you’re in these pics! Read more

2012 Conference Wrap Up

Karen Smith, FCA national board, hobnobs with Lisa Carlson at the banquet. Big thanks to the FCA of Southern Arizona, all of our attendees and speakers, and the Viscount Suite Hotel for making our 2012 conference a hit! This time around we had the highest proportion of first-time conference-goers ever, and a surprisingly young crowd for a group that talk about death pretty much all the time.  Not only did all of you entertain and inform all of us, but you showed your love for FCA by donating more than $4,000 during our closing banquet. Read more