Steps So You Won't Make A Mistake
From the Federal Trade Commission
1. Shop Around In Advance.
Compare prices from at least two funeral homes. Remember that
you can supply your own casket or urn.
Ask For A Price List.
The law requires that the funeral home give you written price
lists for products and services.
Resist Pressure to Buy Goods and Services You Don't Really
Avoid Emotional Overspending.
It's not necessary to have the fanciest casket or the most
elaborate funeral to honor a loved one.
Recognize Your Rights.
Laws regarding funerals and burials vary from state to state.
It's a smart move to know which goods or services the law
requires and which are optional.
Apply the Same Smart Shopping Techniques You Use for Other
You can cut costs by limiting the viewing to one day or one
hour before the funeral and by dressing your loved one in
a favorite outfit instead of costly burial clothing.
It allows you to comparison shop without time constraints,
creates an opportunity for family discussion, and lifts some
of the burden from your family.