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The Funeral Rule: Rules You Should Know
The following rules, commonly referred to as The Funeral Rule, were established and enforced by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to protect consumers during the funeral planning process.

Buy only the funeral arrangements you want 

You have the right to buy separate goods (such as caskets) and services (such as ...

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What Is a Burial Vault or Outer Burial Container?

What are Burial Vaults, Liners and Outer Burial Containers?

A burial vault or grave liner is an outer burial container usually made of concrete but can also be made of steel or plastic. A burial vault or a grave liner is placed in the grave prior to lowering the casket for ...

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Rental Caskets: What Are They and Do You Need One?

Rental Caskets are caskets that are intended to be displayed at a funeral, but, in many cases, are not ultimately buried. Rental caskets, sometimes referred to as "cremation caskets" are common when a person is to be cremated but the family wants to conduct a full ("traditional") funeral service in which ...

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The Funeral is Over. Now What Do I Do?

After the funeral has been arranged, the processions have taken place, and the out-of-town guests have gone home, what do you do now? In Part 3 of the funeral arrangement process, we review financial accounts that need to be addressed after the funeral is over. To help keep you organized ...

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What Not to Forget When Planning a Funeral

By far the most important task of planning a funeral is selecting a funeral director and funeral home to work with. Once this choice has been made and the basic arrangements have been put into place, what else needs to be done?  The following are items that should also be ...

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What To Do When Someone Dies: First Steps in Funeral Planning

What do you do if a loved one passes away and you need to make the funeral arrangements? If you are like the majority of North Americans, you have not planned a funeral in the last decade or even at all. This task can be completely overwhelming which is why ...

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