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5 Tips for controlling funeral costs

—Special thanks to the Consumer Federation of America for making this brochure possible. Making funeral arrangements at the last minute can be stressful, expensive, and disappointing in terms  of services received. Planning ahead can provide the following benefits: —Significant cost savings, quite possibly cutting funeral costs by half. Read more
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2021-Virginia Bill favors embalmers, limits compet...

Senate Bill 1424 would require any funeral home manager to be a licensed embalmer. This restriction serves no consumer protection purpose. Instead, it protects and favors embalmers (as compared to non-embalmer funeral directors) who do not want job competition from non-embalmers. Read more
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Videos—For FCA Affiliates

VIDEO LIBRARY—For FCA Affiliates Our video library features a variety of topics on the nuts and bolts of running a funeral consumers organization. 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). Read more
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Videos for Consumers

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). Read more
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Conference 2020 Videos

FCA Conference 2020 Recordings of Live Events and Discussion Dr. Kami Fletcher: African American Undertaking: History, Burial Rights and Deathwork
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Washington state---funerals as much as 7 times mor...

How to save hundreds of dollars on funeral expenses With the unemployment rates still on the rise and household incomes decreasing, access to affordable funeral services is more important than ever. A comprehensive survey of funeral home prices in Washington State shows that a family can save hundreds to thousands of dollars on funeral services by simply shopping around.  Read more
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Why does immediate burial usually cost more than d...

David Morrison is an attorney and longtime activist on funeral consumer issues. He served several terms on the FCA national board. Morrison has spent more than 30 years helping various individuals and religious congregations perform funeral and burial work themselves without the involvement of a funeral home. Read more
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