What Happens to Your Body After You Die

Rudee Slavik, previously the Funeral Director at Legacy Funeral Care, and our current President, gives us inside details and options about what happens after death occurs. This was a fascinating and informative talk that many of the members have called or written to thank us for. And they also ask to see it again! So here it is: We have Read More →

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News from FCA National

October 20, 2022 Dear friends, leaders, donors, and supporters, This is it. The biggest victory for funeral consumers since the Funeral Rule was made effective in 1984. And your dollars, your volunteering, and your support, made sure this happened. Thank you! Today at a public hearing, the Federal Trade Commission voted to propose new rules to protect funeral consumers. The Read More →

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Looking to Lower Your Funeral or Cremation Costs? Join a Non-Profit Memorial Society

FCA affiliates have formal commitments with reputable licensed Funeral Directors to provide cremation or burial services for a pre-determined maximum cost. That cost is almost always lower than the cost to the general public. When you join, you have to outline your disposition preferences upon death. Do you want direct cremation, direct cremation with memorial service, direct burial, direct burial with graveside service or do you want a complete funeral? Maybe you want to donate your body to science at a medical teaching facility?

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Clark Howard’s Important Advice on Funeral Planning

Read this article on Clark Howards website Article by Craig Johnson July 13th, 2022 Having a conversation about death can be difficult, but because you may have to plan the funeral of a loved one, it is important to have that talk, says money expert Clark Howard. If you don’t know your loved one’s wishes and you don’t plan ahead, you Read More →

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How do I plan ahead for my death?

Many people ask this question but have no idea how to get started. The fact that you're reading this shows that you care. And what you care about is those people in your life who will be there when the time comes to deal with how to take care of your body once you are gone. So where do you Read More →

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Retail Caskets for Sale

If you are interested in supplying your own casket for an upcoming funeral this information may be helpful.

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How To Host A Memorial Service At Home

There are many reasons, especially these days, why hosting a memorial service at home instead of in a more public or common space might be the best for you, your family, and grieving loved ones. There are a lot of things to think about following the loss of someone close to you. Not to mention the often extremely high cost Read More →

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What Is Aquamation?

Aquamation – also known as biocremation, resomation, flameless cremation, and water cremation – uses alkaline hydrolysis to dispose of human or animal remains. Touted as an eco-friendly alternative to cremation, it uses a heated alkaline solution to break down the body, leaving behind only the skeleton.

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Get Your Ducks in a Row!

The San Diego Memorial Society strongly encourages everyone to get their end-of-life affairs in order. Failure to do so can cause your survivors unnecessary stress, as well as potentially thousands of dollars of unnecessary expenses.

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How to Write an Obituary

This article comes from FuneralHomes.com Losing a loved one is one of the most emotionally challenging things we can face in our lives. Writing an obituary can help us memorialize the life and legacy of a special person we lost, as well as create a meaningful, lasting tribute to them in their honor. As you are grieving and mourning your Read More →

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Death Away From Home

Death away from home brings a lot of questions. If you have a loved one who has passed in another state or country, we hope this article will help.

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Pre-Need Questions and Answers

This article is from the Cemetery and Funeral Bureau of California Pre-need Q & A Read online Printer Friendly Version A guide to making advance funeral and cemetery arrangements. When you make funeral and cemetery arrangements in advance, you ensure that your final wishes are carried out, and you spare your family the burden of making choices at Read More →

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6 Things Funeral Homes May Not Tell You

Updated and adapted from the book "1,001 Things They Won't Tell You: An Insider's Guide to Spending, Saving, and Living Wisely," by Jonathan Dahl and the editors of SmartMoney. Additionally edited by Andrea Barnes, San Diego Memorial Society, Sept. 19, 2021 There's no need to shop around. All mortuaries charge about the same thing. Uh, not so fast... First some Read More →


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