Funerals rank among the most expensive purchases many consumers will ever make. A traditional funeral costs about $7,000, although "extras" like flowers, obituary notices, acknowledgment cards and limousines can bring the total to well over $10,000. Moreover, people often "overspend" on a funeral or burial because they think of it as a reflection of their feelings for the deceased.
FBI launches investigation, but it remains unclear whether funeral home violated any law.
Reduction in state budgets prevent proper inspection of funeral homes.
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While it may be of sentimental value to you, it could make it difficult for your heirs when you ask to have your ashes spread at a Disney theme park.
While proper behavior is the norm at funerals, it is not always the case and a funeral director's life may become more interesting.
Some costs are not covered in pre-paid funeral plans, as U.K. and American citizens have discovered.
Americans and Australians share same problem: finding out the cost of a funeral.
A man is surprised to speak with his son on the phone, after the son had been declared dead.