Thursday, October 27, 2011
Funeral Consumer Alliance
Until recently, I had never heard of the Funeral Consumer Alliance. However, after reading Final Rights: Reclaiming the American Way of Death by Joshua Slocum and Lisa Carlson, the organization is now bookmarked on my web browser. FCA is a non-profit organization with the goal of protecting consumer's rights in selecting a funeral. After reading the book, it is apparent that those rights need to be protected. Slocum states that 90 percent of consumers simply do not shop around when purchasing a funeral. Moreover, he states that a person plans, on average, two funerals in his or her lifetime. Without a lot of practice, making pricey mistakes is easy. If you are planning for your own or a loved ones funeral, I highly encourage you to educate yourself using the FCA's web site.