When is the Best Time to Pre-Plan Your Final Arrangements?
The best time to begin making your prearrangements is now, while you’re thinking about it. While some people in their 40s and 50s may think it’s too early to pre-plan, people who do say that prearranging their funerals is smart financial planning and gives them added peace of mind, knowing they aren’t leaving this burden to family members. By taking time now to collect cost information and calmly make choices related to your own funeral arrangements, you’ll be protecting your family against the stress of having to make these decisions at a time of extreme emotional stress. This way you can carefully choose specific items you want and need, and pay for them now. Pre-planning through funeral homes allows families to fund their funerals in advance through different investment vehicles.
Six Common Reasons for Prearranging Funerals:
Today, more individuals and families are making the decision to prearrange their funerals than ever before. Because of factors such as inflation, fewer extended family members living close by, and other changes in our society, planning your own funeral can make a lot of sense. In a recent survey, these were the most common reasons people gave for prearranging their own funerals:
- Allows your wishes to be known
- Reduces stress for friends and family at an already emotional time
- Saves money
- Guarantees your family will never have to pay more for your funeral — no matter what happens with inflation
- Shows you care
- Relieves your loved ones of the financial responsibility
Thinking about the inevitability of one’s death is a subject that few like to consider. For many, actually moving ahead with the pre-planning or pre-paying for their funeral is even more difficult to act on.
There are a growing number of options available to the public today when seeking to preplan and prepay their final wishes. We can tailor a plan that’s right for you.
If you’re ready to get started, you’ll find this four step online planning tool a snap to use. You’ll create a private account, empowering you to easily change or update your plan.
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