Pre-planning a funeral might seem like an intimidating process, but it is actually quite simple and quick. You just need to contact your preferred funeral home, convey your wishes, fill out a detailed pre-planning form, and finalize the plan. At Simply Cremations, we have helped several clients through this process. Most choose to plan a funeral at the end of life, but you don’t have to wait. Here are some reasons why you should start planning even if you’re healthy:
1. Death Can Happen at Any Time
This can be difficult to accept but death can happen at any time. A simple accident like a fall can cause it so it’s a good idea to be prepared. Pre-planning is an easy and inexpensive process so there’s no reason why you can’t do this well in advance.
2. Your Financial Status
Funerals can be expensive and can become an unexpected financial burden on grieving family members. Booking a funeral in advance can help ensure your family doesn’t have to pay for it at the last moment. You can book one when you’re in a financially stable situation and don’t need to dip into your savings for the expense. This can also save you from the appreciating cost of funerals. A process that costs $2,000 today might cost $3,000 a couple of years from now. You can save money by locking the cost of a funeral for a specific amount of time.
3. Starting the End-of-Life Conversation
Pre-planning compels people to think about their end-of-life arrangements. What happens to their assets? Who handles their online accounts and personal data? What happens to minors or spouses left behind? Most people don’t consider these factors but pre-planning their funeral can encourage them to work on these aspects as well.
If you have questions about pre-planning a funeral or want to arrange a cremation, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Simply Cremations today.