Preplanning for your cemetery, funeral and cremation arrangements is a gift of love that provides a clear road map for families to follow at a time when they want to focus on celebrating your life. By making prearrangements, you offer peace of mind and clear direction to your loved ones and ease the burden of making decisions while they are grieving.
Easing the financial burden
As part of your preplanning, you might also want to consider a prepayment plan. Many mortuaries and cemeteries offer plans featuring low monthly prepayments for up to 5 years. The cost of cemetery properties has historically doubled every 5 to 7 years due to inflation.
Unlike insurance for your house and auto, which is an ongoing expense we expect and accept for something that we hope will never happen, prepayment for mortuary and cemetery services gives assurance that something we are all guaranteed to face some day will be covered.
Involve your family
Inviting your family to share in your decision-making is another option to consider. Preplanning documents and guidance from the cemetery or mortuary of your choice can help in this process.
Every decision made in advance is one less decision your family will need to make at a most difficult time for them.