Funeral Consumers Alliance of Maryland and Environs


Special Event – FCA Shop Before You Drop Workshop on May 23rd, 2022

Shop Before You Drop—what you need to know to find a meaningful and affordable funeral.

late-night ads scream it at us: DID YOU KNOW THE AVERAGE FUNERAL COSTS $10,000!?

Guess what? You don’t have to spend anywhere near that to get a funeral that fits your needs and your budget.

Join Funeral Consumers Alliance for a workshop on basic funeral planning. You’ll learn:

-How to find a reasonable price by shopping around
-All the things you don’t “have” to buy that pad the bill
-Whether it’s a good idea to prepay your funeral-Why local FCA groups are your best friend for affordable funeral planning

When: Monday, May 23, 3 pm Eastern/12 pm Pacific
Where: Zoom—register here
Will it be recorded for later viewing?: Yes
Will there be time for audience questions? : Yes

If you had to make funeral arrangements, would you know how to make them dignified, meaningful, and affordable?

Did you know:

  • A typical funeral in the US costs $7,300 — before you get to the cemetery
  • That the cost of funerals, cremation, and burials varies widely
  • Neither embalming nor a fancy casket is required for cremation or burial
  • Although planning for after-death care is strongly recommended, prepaying for a funeral may not be a good idea

Info about Funerals, Cremations, and Lots More

2018 Price Survey of the local funeral industry

Contact us to speak at your group event.

Plain Talk – the FCAME Newsletter.

The most recent issue is devoted to discussing how to handle deathcare of a family member or friend when away from home in a foreign country or in the U.S. There also is an article on how “care communities” can assist with home funerals.
See past newsletters.

Do you want the consumer’s voice to be heard in regulating the funeral industry in Maryland?

FCAME volunteers attend meetings of the regulatory agencies in Maryland that oversee funerals, cremations, and cemeteries, and also testify on proposed legislation at the Maryland legislature involving the death-care industry to ensure consumer rights (and wallets) are protected.
More about consumer topics.

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