How can I compare prices between funeral homes?

Answer: With any significant purchase, comparing prices is often beneficial to the consumer. Funerals are one of those purchases that many people rarely research before they choose a provider.  What many people don’t realize is that not every funeral home allocates their charges in the same way.  If you intend to shop around for prices, it is important to ensure that you are receiving the same services from each provider.  Most costs will be broken down into transportation, professional services, and facilities categories.  To get a fair comparison, you must add all the charges rather than just comparing one category.  It is also very important to understand any and all extra costs that may be added to the final bill.  Meeting with a funeral director to go over your ideas is the best way to get an accurate price on your funeral plans.