About Pre Planning

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Between 70 and 75 decisions are made within the first 24-48 hours of death. It is difficult to think rationally while making so many decisions within days of losing someone. Pre-planning gives you, your family and friends peace of mind. Pre-planning gives your loved ones direction of your wants and desires.

Many people plan for life events such as weddings and vacations well in advance, but many people do not plan for when their final moments. While most people do not want to think about their own mortality, the time to pre-plan your end of life processes is while you are still alive. The primary advantages of organizing important documents and pre-arranging your funeral is to relieve the burden on your loved ones in an already emotional time, and to ensure your funeral and other final requests are carried out according to your wishes, eliminating the task of second-guessing what you would have wanted. Taking the time now to make these arrangements is one less thing your loved ones will need to worry about once you’ve passed. Pre-planning and pre-paying your funeral is one of the most thoughtful gifts you can give to your family.

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About Pre-Payment

Pre-paying your funeral reduces stress and financial burden on your loved ones after your passing. Some funeral homes offer this service with payment terms ranging from a single payment plan to monthly bank account withdrawals. By pre-paying your funeral you eliminate your family second guessing on if they have spent too much or too little on your funeral. Pre-payment also protects you and your family from inflation, and the growth is non-taxable. Depending on your region, if your funeral costs less than the amount you have put aside, those funds will be refunded back to your beneficiaries. For more information on what is applicable in your region, simply speak to a funeral director. Each year thousands of people decide to pre-plan and pre-pay their funeral, these plans are designed to be flexible and can accommodate the many changes that often occur in people’s lives.

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What you can do in advance

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