In a survey of several thousand Funeral Directors, in response to the question, “Why would you say funerals cost so much?”, over 85% replied, “emotional overspending by the family.”  The loss of a loved one alone can be emotionally overwhelming and financially devastating, but the funeral planning doesn’t have to be a stressful or chaotic process.

By pre-planning your funeral, you relieve your family of having to make important financial decisions during a period of great stress and grief, a time when people aren’t thinking very clearly, and may not know what to do because you never made your wishes known.

It’s easy to say, “Don’t make a fuss.  I don’t want a ceremony.  Just bury me and be done with it.”  But it is important to realize that the ritual of a funeral and/or memorial service isn’t for the deceased but for the living.  It is a time when friends and family can gather together to grieve openly and to provide support for one another.

Pre-planning a funeral can be very informal.  It can be as simple as following our pre-planning checklist and sharing your wishes with a family member.  More formal arrangements in the form of a preneed contract can be set up with Tamara and pre-funded through life insurance, bank trust agreement, or another method.

Pre-planning, when done properly, can give you peace of mind because you know that your arrangements are ready and pre-funded.  Meet with Tamara to discuss pre-planning.

By pre-planning your funeral, you can:

  • Make all the arrangements during a time of peace and not leave them to your family during their time of grief
  • Make your wishes known
  • Control the cost of your funeral and protect from inflation
  • Ensure that personal records are organized and easy for your survivors to locate
  • Protect your insurance so that it provides for your survivors and not for funeral expenses
  • Provide protection in case the need arises before it is expected

Please contact Tamara to set up an appointment to discuss your pre-needs arrangements.

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