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FCA to release study of hidden cremation fees and ...

Please share this release as widely as possible! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                             Contact: Jack Gillis, 202-737-0766 September 12, 2016 at 12:00PM Eastern Call-in: 800-247-5110 Passcode: CFACALL   NEW REPORT ON FUNERAL SERVICES:  THE COST OF DYING IS HARD TO DETERMINE AND WIDELY VARING IN PRICE  Press Teleconference to Reveal New Data on Costs, Price Disclosures and Laws Which Fail to Protect Bereaved Consumers Washington, D.C.  Read more
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Consumer Groups Call on Feds to Require Online Fun...

For Immediate Release                                Contact: Jack Gillis, CFA, 202-737-0766
July 12, 2016                                                                Josh Slocum, FCA, 802-865-8300 CFA Link and Tweet this  Consumer Groups Petition FTC to Require Online Funeral Price Disclosure Petition Reflects the Fact that Many Funeral Homes Fail to Fully Disclose Prices Online Washington, DC – Today, the Funeral Consumers Alliance and the Consumer Federation of America petition the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to revise the “Funeral Rule” so consumers can obtain vital price information on the Internet.  Read more
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What we can learn from the funerals in "Game of Th...

— by funeral director Amy Cunningham, re-posted with permission. Check out her blog . With funeral options like earth-friendly burial in simple shroud or biodegradable casket, family-witnessed cremation, and full body sea submersion drawing more interest than ever, it’s a good time to notice that the end-of-life rituals in HBO‘s epic fantasy drama “Game of Thrones” are culturally connected. Read more
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Did You Forget the Most Important Part of Funeral ...

Funerals are for the Living Media and salespeople urge you to plan your funeral—for “peace of mind.” But a piece (or peace) will be missing if you have not included in the planning process those who are likely to survive you. As parents we try to help our children learn how to handle money; we talk about our political values and probably even sex. Read more
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How To Help Grieving People

WAYS TO HELP A GRIEVING FRIEND OR RELATIVE
SHAKESPEARE WROTE, “WORDS CAN STING, BUT SILENCE BREAKS THE HEART.” RELATIVES, FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS ARE OFTEN SUPPORTIVE AT THE TIME OF A DEATH AND DURING THE WAKE AND FUNERAL. SYMPATHY CARDS, FOOD, FLOWERS AND GUESTS ARRIVE TO EXPRESS CONDOLENCES AND SUPPORT THE BEREAVED. Read more
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How to shop for a casket

Why do Americans tend to spend so much on a casket? Well, you might want a grand display for a day or so. Some are even “more comfortable”—with an innerspring mattress and adjustable head-rest. More likely, however, low-cost caskets simply aren’t on display. Read more
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2014 Biennial Conference

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
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