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This information provided by The FTC is extremely informative and a must read for anyone thinking about preplanning or prearranging funeral and cemetery services or is facing having to arrange for funeral and cemetery services.

FTC - The Funeral Rule

Funeral Costs & Pricing Checklist

Types of Funerals

Choosing a Funeral Provider

Buying a Cemetery Site

Planning Your Own Funeral

Funeral Terms & Contact Information



     We know it can be very daunting to think about pre planning your own funeral. It is something that we don't want to think about let alone talk about. We know it can be an uncomfortable discussion. Many of us feel that it is best to "just leave it to the kids. Let them figure it out - it doesn't matter to me - I'll be dead - what do I care"!

     The burden that is placed on those we leave behind to make funeral and cemetery arrangements for a loved one is tremendous. It is a time of high emotion and stress and decisions that have to be made are not always made with you in mind. You leave your family with an emotional burden as well as a financial burden because of decisions they have to make. And there are many. I recommend taking a moment to vist our 'What Must be Done at Time of Death' page.

     As Cemeterians, we have sat at the arrangement table to assist families making arrangements at the time of need. Those that have followed the wishes of the deceased brought less stress and anguish. Those families left to make the decisions for the deceased at the time of death brought arguments, undue stress and anguish at a time that should be bringing families together. We've witnessed arguments about the type of disposition, the casket, church, etc. Some family members say burial, other family members say cremation.

     There is a difference between preplanning and prearranging. There are many benefits to both.

     PrePlanning - You make your final wishes known to those who will be responsible for handling your arrangements. Such as the specific funeral home and/or cemetery you want to use. What type of casket if you want a traditional burial? Do you want a traditional burial or do you wish for your final disposition to be cremation? Do you want a ground burial or a mausoleum crypt entombment? Are you a Veteran? Do you wish to have honors when laid to rest? Are you a member of a fraternity? Do you want a church service or a graveside service? The decisions can go on and on.

     When you clearly leave your instructions for those you leave behind, you eliminate tremendous stress and anguish. Your family wants the very very best for you - even in death. What they know - they will follow.


     When we assist you with your preplanning, please know that we do not have any arrangements with any funeral home or cemetery. We work on your behalf and your behalf only.  We do not get any kickback or commission from any funeral home or cemetery.  


     The Cemetery Exchange can assist you in your preplanning of your final wishes. We have many sellers that have designated their property for sale under our no interest financing plan. This is great opportunity to start your preplanning and prearranging with cemetery property that is discounted at least 20% below the cemetery retail. Even if you are interested in a particular property that is not designated for easy financing, get in touch with us. We will contact the seller on your behalf to see if they are willing to finance their property for you.

     Our financing program can't be simpler.  Some cemetery prearranging plans can carry a finance charge of up to 12%.

Once you and the seller have agreed upon a purchase price, the seller will contact us to let us know.
They will provide us all of your contact information so we may be in contact with you.
We will secure from the seller, a copy of the deed for the property being purchased along with a copy of their drivers license.  
We will contact you and ask for a copy of your drivers license as well.

Standard Terms

10% Down - 12 Months Interest Free
15% Down - 24 Months Interest Free
20% Down - 36 Months Interest Free
25% Down - 48 Months Interest Free

A $150 non-refundable contract fee from the buyer will apply at time of purchase.
All purchase agreements will have set monthly payments based on the agreed purchase price between you and your seller.
Monthly invoices will be provided that will show the outstanding balance and payments which are due within the first 10 days of each month.
The seller has the right to cancel the agreement and retain any payments made by the buyer in the event the buyer does not satisfy a monthly payment after 10 days unless extended arrangements have been made between the buyer and seller.
Seller will release and transfer deed once buyers final payment has been received.

    We assist you every step of the way in your preplanning and prearranging. For our buyers who purchase property on our financing plan, we will give you our very popular -  The Last Plan™ for Free!

     The Last Plan™ is a 34 page informational binder that we can help you complete. It was developed to assist your family members and those responsible for your end of life wishes. We can never assume that the information they will need is readily available to them; or that they will always know where to find the information they need.

     The Last Plan™ will be the source that your family will go to for vital statistics, medical information, financial and insurance information, Veteran's information, Social Security information, Wills and important document location, burial and funeral information, and Living Will directives.

     Once The Last Plan™ has been completed, we send you your personalized and completed plan in a binder with specific dividers and pockets to store additional documents and information. You can update your information at any time just by contacting us as we know that things change. You will also be provided with The Last Plan™ identification card. Your identification card identifies that you are a member of The Last Plan™  network. In the event, your loved ones cannot readily locate your information, they can contact us and we can provide that information to that person that you have designated with a need to know.

      Here is what your personalized The Last Plan™ will include:

A personal message page completed by you titled "To My Family & Loved Ones"
"What Must be Done at the Time of Death" - 3 pages of items and decisions one must make at the time of death
 The Different Types of Cemetery Burials - Final disposition options and descriptions
 Living Will Information - 2 sets for you and your spouse or partner
Funeral & Cemetery Instructions - 2 sets for you and your spouse or partner
Current Financial Status - 3 sets to track your assets, liabilities, networth, securities, etc.
Emergency Notification List - 2 sets - Can be used for Police, Fire Department, Medical Team upon their request
Our Family & Friends List - 2 sets - Use for those who you wish to be contacted at your death
Location of Important Documents - 2 sets for you and your spouse or partner. Records where your important papers are located such as will, cemetery papers, deeds, titles, etc.
Medical Information & Insurance Policies - 2 sets for you and your spouse or partner. Records doctors information, insurance policy types and information.
Veterans Benefits Information
Social Security Information

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