The high cost of dying: a guide to funeral planning
Written by a former funeral director, this book gives the inside information necessary for consumers to get a fair deal in arranging a funeral. He explains how funeral directors make a profit, demonstrates how to select a funeral home at the time of need, how to ask the right questions to get the best price, and how to find alternatives to high-cost practices, and Chronicles both abuses and everyday problems in an effort to make a trying time that much easier.
"Excellent council". -- Booklist
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The high cost of dying: a guide to funeral planningUser Review - Book Verdict
Families of the deceased face not only the grief that accompanies their loss but the prospect of arranging the funeral. Unfortunately, dishonest practices exist, and some funeral directors may take advantage of grief-stricken relatives. Young, who aims to provide "a helpful consumer's guide to arranging a funeral while at the same time avoiding unnecessary charges,'' discussses working with the funeral director, working out a contract, avoiding ripoffs, and planning a prearranged funeral. Also provided are answers to frequently asked questions, a resource bibliography, and Federal Trade Commission Regulation Rules. Young, a former director of a funeral home chain, sensitively and clearly offers practical guidelines and presents an overview of the funeral service industry. Recommended for public library collections.-Lucy Heckman, St. John's Univ. Lib., New York
Review: The High Cost of DyingUser Review - Lisa_g - Goodreads
Again, if you or a loved one is not going to die, don't bother reading this book. Otherwise, it offers very helpful information, laws, state requirements, "methods" of funeral directors, and so on. I ... Read full review
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