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Reasons Why Pre-Planning Your Funeral Is A Good Idea

Funeral planning is one of those things that most people don't like to talk about, much less think about. Unfortunately, it is a reality of life that funerals will happen. One of the best things that you can do is to talk with a local funeral home about preplanning your funeral. If you're wondering why this is such a good idea, you're in the right place. Here are a few of the many reasons why you should be planning your own funeral now.

Preserves Your Wishes

When you plan your own funeral, you can ensure that your wishes for your service are protected. You'll have the entire plan in place, so you don't have to worry about whether your loved ones will honor those wishes. Everything will have already been detailed and paid for, so there's no question about what you want to have done. You can even work with the funeral home to clarify the final disposition plans, including whether you want cremation and how you would want your cremains stored or buried. 

Provides Payment Flexibility

Planning your funeral now locks in today's prices for your service. You won't have to worry about inflation and pricing increases making your funeral service too costly for your loved ones to pay for. Not only do you secure your price, you also allow yourself more flexibility in the payment of those costs. For example, if you are trying to spread the cost out over time, you can work out a payment arrangement with the funeral home. Alternatively, you can place the funds for the service into a trust that's secured for the funeral home, allowing it to earn interest between now and your death. That may provide your loved ones with extra money if they want to add something to the service that you planned.

Allows For Relaxed Planning

If you leave your funeral planning to your loved ones after your death, you may find that they struggle with making decisions because of the emotional turmoil of grief. Planning your own funeral now allows you to make all of the necessary decisions in a relaxed state of mind so that there are no emotions affecting those decisions or interfering with the planning process. 

These are a few of the key reasons why you should consider planning your instead of leaving it to your loved ones. Talk with a local funeral home today for more information.