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Old 10-22-2018, 07:17 AM   #1
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Shopping for Funeral Services

This recent thread help, first time handling funeral popped into my head as I heard an NPR clip this morning on planning and shopping for funerals.

In the clip they mentioned a federal ruling called The Funeral Rule:

The Funeral Rule, enforced by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), makes it possible for you to choose only those goods and services you want or need and to pay only for those you select, whether you are making arrangements when a death occurs or in advance. The Rule allows you to compare prices among funeral homes, and makes it possible for you to select the funeral arrangements you want at the home you use. (The Rule does not apply to third-party sellers, such as casket and monument dealers, or to cemeteries that lack an on-site funeral home.)

Details here:

This article^^ is part of a series on shopping for funeral services, which are linked below the article.


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Old 10-22-2018, 09:11 AM   #2
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Good information. Having gone through the funeral arrangement process way to many times we plan on taking care of our pre-planning, to keep the love one from dealing with it in such an emotional state. The link to planning your own funeral had some good points to ask when making the arrangements. One question I have is what happens when your love one dies while out of town? Any experience here with out of state death on a prepaid arrangement?

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Old 10-22-2018, 10:09 AM   #3
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Thank you for information - it really helps.
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