Did you know that funeral and memorial services, cremation, and burials vary widely in cost for identical services? That’s why it’s important to compare prices among funeral homes. Click here for the results of our latest Mortuary Price Survey, in which we compare prices—among more than 100 mortuaries in Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia — for Immediate Burial and Direct Cremation, the simplest of funeral arrangements.
On February 7 and 8, 2017, National Public Radio aired a two-part segment investigating the deceptive pricing of the funeral industry, based on our research nationwide.
In April 2014, Washington Consumer Checkbook rated local funeral homes.
Resources available to help with final expenses – see article in Fall 2014 FCAME Newsletter
Disposing of unneeded cemetery plots – see article in Fall 2015 FCAME Newsletter
Simple and cheap, my father said – by the daughter of Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black
Pre-need contracts to pay funeral expenses sometimes bring problems – see article in Fall 2015 FCAME Newsletter
Three ways to prepay for a funeral – see article in Winter 2011 FCAME Newsletter