Thorough and careful pre-plan for your funeral, memorial service, cemetery and end-of life choices gives you enhanced peace of mind knowing there will be adequate funds to cover funeral expenses and that your wishes, beliefs, and preferences will be met. There are many benefits of the pre-plan and we have covered a few below.
Locking In Costs vs Inflated Costs:
Pre-planning and pre-funding generally ensures that your funeral and cemetery arrangements are completely paid for at today’s prices. The funeral and cemetery industry faces inflation, which drives costs up each year. National statistics show that cemetery and funeral costs are expected to double every 7-10 years. By pre-planning, you lock in today’s cost rather than forcing your family to pay inflated costs upon your passing.
Making Rational Decisions Together vs Emotional Decisions Alone:
Making these decisions ahead of time allows for more careful consideration of all the options in choosing the funeral and cemetery arrangements that are right for you and your family. Statistics show that more often than not, a widow is left to make these decisions in the worst time of his or her life, upon the loss of their best friend and life partner. These are not times that anyone should be making any kind of financial decision.
Telling Your Own Story vs Someone Telling It For You:
Thoughtful pre-planning of your arrangements allows you to make choice based on your preferences. Making your wishes known in advance will reduce the number of decisions that your loved ones will have to make and may help make this time of loss less stressful.
Pay As Affordable vs Cash Up Front:
Many people assume that savings or life insurance policies will cover the costs of one’s funeral and burial, but when a death occurs, these costs must be paid up front before services are rendered. Pre-planning allows you to pay as affordable with terms to meet your budget verses your family having to pay the entire amount at the time of your passing.
Peace of Mind:
Knowing that all of your affairs are in order will give your loved ones peace of mind. This peace of mind
Article Provided by:
Perl Funeral Home &
Siskiyou Memorial Park