WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO PRE-PLAN YOUR FUNERAL?
The best time to begin making your pre-arrangements is now, while you’re thinking about it. While some people in their 40’s and 50’s may think it’s too early to pre-plan, people who do say that pre-arranging their funerals is smart financial planning and gives them added peace of mind knowing they are not leaving this burden to family members. By taking the time now to collect cost information and calmly making 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.
SIX COMMON REASONS FOR PRE-ARRANGING FUNERALS:
Today, more individuals and families are making the decision to pre-arrange their funerals than ever before. Because of the factors such as inflation, and fewer extended family members living close by, planning your own funeral may be the right choice for you. In a recent survey, these were the most common reasons people gave for pre-arranging their own funerals:
- Lets your wishes be known.
- Reduces stress for friends and family at an already emotional time.
- Saves money.
- Offers peace of mind.
- Allows you to pay for the funeral of your choice before assets are used up for medical care and before assets are reduced to SSI or Medicaid eligibility levels.
- Relieves your loved ones of the financial responsibility.