Preplanning Your Funeral Arrangements
Jim is a planner. After his wife's unexpected death, he decided it was time to plan his funeral. He invited his son Bill to go with him to the funeral home. Bill was reluctant but went along to support his dad. Both of them felt better afterwards for sharing in the decision.
After visiting several funeral providers, Jim decided to pre-plan his arrangements. He wanted control over the final details of his life, and wanted his family to be free of.. making difficult decisions. Jim created a list of his wishes and gave copies to the funeral provider and his son.
Two million people die every year in the United States. A funeral is one of the most expensive events in one's life: the average cost of a traditional funeral is close to $6,000. If you add flowers, obituary notices, acknowledgment cards, burial liners or vaults and special transportation, your costs go up. When emotions are high, it can be hard to remember that the cost of a funeral is not a measure of your feelings for the deceased. It's not unusual for a family to spend $10,000 for a funeral today.
Most people don't have much experience in making funeral arrangements, so it is hard to feel prepared. Making decisions can be difficult because we aren't familiar with funeral goods or services, and we may be experiencing strong emotions when a loved one has died. Instead, take a lesson from Jim and make funeral arrangements a part of your overall estate planning. If you wish, you can pre-plan the ceremony, select the music, or design the memorial cards, and stop the cost of inflation by prepaying,saving your family from having to pay extra money they may not have at a time of need.
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