The Funeral Rule

The Funeral Rule is the guiding principle for consumer purchases of memorials and monuments in the funeral industry. Most consumers unfortunately do not know the law about how funerals must be conducted and how to pick products and services. Most consumers get an unfortunate “crash course” at the time of a loved one’s death, and often aren’t given all of the choices and information they should have.

For example, did you know that you don’t need a funeral home by law, you only need the services of a funeral director? You are often paying to rent out their rooms at higher prices.

Funeral homes and cemeteries have additional markups on products such as vaults, caskets, and headstones. Buying from a wholesaler or manufacturer can save consumers a lot of money. Buying a factory direct vault from Fenton Memorials, for example, can save you hundreds of dollars over funeral home and cemeteries.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) offers a Consumer Guide to Funerals. You can stop in today at Fenton Memorials and get your own free copy. It can be an invaluable tool to you and your family in planning.

The FTC also has this posted for free at their website:

http://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/complying-funeral-rule

Download your free PDF copy here:

http://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/plain-language/BUS05-complyfuneral.pdf

January 26, 2015

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