The funeral industry has had such widespread and documented abuse that the federal government was forced to implement consumer protection regulations.  Unfortunately, there is little enforcement of these regulations. At best, family members are vulnerable to manipulative sales tactics at a time of grief.  Learn how to save money on funerals and lessen the burden on your family.  The Funeral Consumers Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting a consumer’s right to choose a meaningful, dignified, affordable funeral.