There are many reasons and benefits to preplan your funeral. We’ve compiled a list of our top 10 reasons why preplanning your funeral not only benefits you but benefits your family.
1. Peace of mind
Knowing your wishes in advance will ease the burden on your loved ones.
2. Financial security
Prefunding eliminates the stress associated with funeral payment and other final expenses.
3. Option to pay over time
When prefunding, you can set aside funds in convenient periodic payments.
4. Known price
Outlining your funeral plans in advance allows your family to know what the cost will be.
5. It’s transferable
If you should move out of state, or simply choose another funeral home, your Advance Funeral Plan can transfer with you.
6. Exempt asset
Funds set aside to pay for future funeral costs can be set up to be exempt from consideration as assets in the event you need to qualify for public assistance.
7. Together, not alone
Your loved ones won’t be left to make all the decisions on their own as to what you might have wanted.
8. One call
Once you have preplanned, a single call can set the process in motion in most cases.
9. Preserve your independence
Like most people, you cherished your independence during your lifetime. Preplanning protests your independence even after you are gone.
Preplanning allows you to choose how you would like your life celebrated and how you want to be remembered.