2 Reasons To Preplan Your Funeral

Relationships & Family Blog

As you enter your golden years and contemplate passing away you might be wondering if preplanning the funeral is the right thing for you. For many individuals preplanning the funeral is a great option and has many benefits for both the individual that the funeral is honoring and for the family. Here are a couple benefits to preplanning the funeral.

1. Takes The Stress Off Your Family

The death of a loved one is considered one of the most stressful life events. With your passing you can expect your family to experience a great deal of grief as well as a myriad of other emotions. For some people, planning a funeral during their time of grief can be very difficult. They might feel like it is too much to bear to have to go through all the logistics of finding a headstone, completing paperwork, planning the services and so forth.

When you preplan the funeral you take the pressure off your loved ones. The hard work is already done, so instead of being a stressful experience, it can be a cathartic and healing one.

2. You Will Save Money On The Funeral And Leave More For Your Family

Many families worry about how they will pay for the funeral after a loved one passes. When you preplan a funeral you not only take away the pressure of planning it, but of paying for it as well.

One of the greatest advantages to preplanning the funeral is that you can prepay and lock in a price. This means that when you purchase the funeral package you will guarantee a price on the casket, the headstone, and other things to ensure that you can control the cost of your funeral.

In addition, when you preplan the funeral and prepay, the money in your insurance policy and your assets won't go to cover the cost of the funeral and other expenses associated with death. Instead, you can leave that money to your loved ones as an inheritance and to help them pay for living expenses that they might have.

Although it may seem like a lot of work to preplan your funeral, it is the ideal choice for many individuals. You will find that it can be a very pleasant process to plan for death with your loved ones and family close by, while taking the stress off of them at the same time. Talk to a funeral home like Holcombe-Fisher Funeral Home about their services and preplanning your funeral.


27 July 2016

Surviving Difficult Times

I enjoyed an amazing childhood. I was raised by loving parents. My grandparents also played an important part in my life. Unfortunately, every day wasn’t perfect. Like every other family, we experienced some difficult times through the years. When I was twelve-years-old, my beloved grandfather died suddenly from injuries sustained when a tree fell on him. Because he meant so much to me, recovering from my grandfather’s death was one of the most difficult things I’ve ever had to do. Thankfully, I have many wonderful memories of this dear man to share with my husband and future children. On this blog, I hope you will discover some tips for surviving the troubling issues your family is dealing with.