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FTC Funeral Rule Demands Cost Transparency

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) inspected funeral homes in five states to test compliance. Seventeen of 90 funeral homes failed inspection. The FTC Funeral Rule was established to protect consumers  shopping for end-of-life services and merchandise. The FTC Funeral Rule was enacted on April 30, 1984 and was revised in 1994. It mandates that funeralRead more

Funeral Costs: A Top Objection to Funeral Pre-Planning

“It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan,” said former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt. While funeral planning wasn’t likely on her mind, that sentiment remains true. Funeral costs are one of the top objections we hear when it comes to planning. There are some misnomers about funeral pre-planning and prepaying  outRead more

Affordable Burial and Cremation: Budget friendly ways to personalize a burial, funeral, or memorial

You’ve just lost a loved one and you’re trying to make burial arrangements, plan a memorial service, and take care of the many details that are involved. You might be caught off guard by the cost of it all.  Paying for a funeral can be very expensive, especially if you aren’t prepared for it. FindingRead more

Why Funeral Service Pricing Should Be Transparent

When searching for a funeral service provider, one of the most important factors will likely be pricing. Why, then, do so many funeral homes hide their pricing from the public? Despite laws that dictate otherwise, funeral homes around the country continue to make it hard for families to shop intelligently for funeral services. At PhaneufRead more

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Getting Help with Funeral Costs: Raising Money for a Funeral

When someone dies unexpectedly, and/or tragically, the emotional burden placed on the loved ones of the deceased can be overwhelming. Unfortunately, it can also present a sudden financial strain on the family of the deceased. Sometimes, family members are left scrambling to come up with the funds to put together final arrangements, with little timeRead more

Paying for Funeral and Cremation Services: Crowdfunding Pitfalls to Be Aware of

When a loved one passes, the financial burden of carrying out their last wishes can often be overwhelming. Many funeral homes and crematoriums provide opportunities for pre-payment when possible, as well as offering flexible payment options to assist your family during this difficult time. Crowdfunding, for example, has become a popular source of fundraising inRead more