Many adults have estate plans in place to make things easier for their families, but does yours include things beyond the traditional trust or will? Pre-arranged funerals are one way to ensure that your wishes are carried out and that your family will be able to avoid even more stress and decision-making during such a tumultuous time. Why are pre-arranged funerals so critical for seniors and their loved ones?
Do you know how you would like to be remembered when you are no longer here? Whether you would like to have your military service recognized or would prefer donations go to a children’s charity you volunteered for, pre-planning gives you the chance to have a voice in how you are remembered. Even if you aren’t concerned that your family might not understand your wishes, it’s still a great idea to formalize them and leave a record behind.
In the aftermath of a passing, there are many tasks that need to be taken care of in the short term and in preparation for the memorial service. If you take the time to pre-arrange your funeral, it will dramatically reduce the number of tasks that need to be taken care of and make things much easier for your family.
Funerals and memorial services can be quite costly, and the cost is rising every year. A funeral that takes place today is likely to be much more affordable than one that takes place a decade from now. By pre-arranging and paying for your funeral, you can get everything that you are looking for at a much better rate. Locking in your costs can also reduce the financial burden on your family in the future.
When a funeral needs to be planned urgently, it can rush the process and put family members under pressure to make the right decisions in a very short amount of time. Pre-arranging a funeral takes the pressure off and allows you to make clear-headed decisions about what is right for you and your family.
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