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The Funeral Consumers Alliance has organized this section to be a comprehensive resource for all things related to funeral planning.

Here are our top three recommendations:

1. Figure out how much you can afford.

If you haven’t looked at your budget with your family, stop now and do that before you go any further. The cost of the funeral has nothing to do with how much you love and respect the deceased. Read our article: How To Choose A Funeral Home

2. Set a solid budget.

If you don’t set a limit on how much you can comfortably spend, the funeral home won’t either. Setting a sound budget means figuring out how much you can afford without skipping out on your rent, depleting your savings, or taking on high-interest credit card debt. Read our article: Ten Tips for Saving Funeral $$.

3. Make sure you shop around.

Funeral prices vary by thousands of dollars, for exactly the same service, all within the same town. Don’t simply go to the last funeral home you used without comparing them to the competition. Check to see if there’s an FCA near you; our groups do helpful cost-comparisons.

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