News & Publications

The Bay Area Funeral Consumers Association offers a number of publications for planning your funeral. In addition, the State of California Cemetery and Funeral Bureau offers a wealth of information to protect and educate consumers about the laws governing funerals. 

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Funeral Planning Guide

When a loved one dies, funeral costs are the last thing you’ll be thinking about, but when the funeral is over, funeral costs are the one thing you’ll wish you had been thinking about. The most important thing that you can do right now to save on funeral costs is to make a funeral plan. 

With this free, detailed “Funeral Planning Guide” you can make a plan based on proven money saving tips for a loving, tasteful, yet cost effective final farewell.

Don’t Take Your Last Wishes to the Grave

“Before I Go” is a comprehensive end-of-life planner that features illustrations by Edward Gorey. It has more than 30 pages to record everything from your preference for burial or cremation to how to close down your social media accounts and online life. To purchase a digital PDF download (English / Español), please visit the Funeral Consumers Alliance website.

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