Today, more and more people are choosing to make funeral arrangements beforehand for themselves or for others. Although it can be a sensitive subject, pre-planning as it’s sometimes called is a thoughtful gift for those you love; easing the burden on your family during a stressful time.
Pre-planning makes sense for 3 main reasons:
- It relieves the emotional burden on your family.
- It guarantees that your wishes are honored.
- It relieves the financial burden on the survivors.
The Emotional Burden on Your Family
When you make informed and thoughtful decisions in advance, you free your family from the responsibility of making them during a very emotional time. This allows them to concentrate on supporting each other, rather than being asked to make major decisions.
A Guarantee Your Wishes are Honored
Families are often unsure what their loved one would have wanted them to do. Spoken wishes may not be remembered or honored. By documenting your preferences beforehand, you eliminate the burden of doubt. And, you can change your plan at any time, if you wish. It’s your life, you decide.
The Financial Burden on Your Family
When someone dies, it’s easy to make emotional spending decisions that can lead to an unnecessary financial burden for your family. When you plan beforehand, the decisions are already made, and if you choose a pre-paid plan, you’re in charge of your funeral costs.