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Top 3 Reasons You Should Preplan Your Funeral

The idea of preplanning your funeral can be a daunting task. Where do you start? When does it make the most sense? Why should you preplan at all? Even with all the questions surrounding prearranging, the fact is, that it’s not only financially advantageous for you, it can also relieve the financial and emotional burden of your loved ones when you pass.


Here are three reasons you should talk to your family about preplanning your funeral.

1. Define Your Legacy Preplanning gives you the opportunity to sit down and think about what you would like your arrangement to look like. Maybe you had a long military career you’d like to celebrate. Maybe you’d like to encourage donations to a non-profit you hold close to your heart. Taking this time to preplan will help you reflect on your needs for a personalized ceremony that best fits your personality and beliefs and solidifies your legacy when you pass.

2. Ease the Burden on Your Family Death is such an unknown, and the time of need can come when least expected. Among all of the grief your loved ones’ experience when you’re gone, planning a funeral and everything that comes with it can be added stress. By preplanning, you can ease the emotional burden of your family and friends, leaving them the space they need - and deserve - to grieve.

3. Give You and Your Loved Ones Peace of Mind Did you know, more often than not, it's actually cheaper to preplan a funeral vs. an at-need? Many funeral homes guarantee prices on certain services and merchandise (depending on the state you purchase in), meaning you’re paying the prices at the time of purchase, rather than at the time of need. Preplanning also gives you the opportunity to set aside funds now for any potential extra costs at the time of need. Aside from all of the money-saving perks or the peace of mind gained knowing funds are set aside for your service when you pass, the biggest advantage you can expect when pre-arranging is simple; you and your loved ones will be taken care of.


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