Planning your own funeral may not seem like a whole lot of fun, but there are some definite benefits by organising a pre-paid funeral plan for yourself. A pre-paid plan is one that allows you to set money aside for your funeral, so that your estate doesn’t have to foot the bill – it’s the kind of thing that can really offer relief to grieving friends and family who would otherwise have to add planning a funeral to their list of things to do at an already difficult time.
Another benefit is that it fixes the costs of your funeral. Funerals are becoming increasingly expensive, and so the earlier you plan (and pre-pay) for your funeral the better. You will achieve much better prices than your family would do if they had to arrange everything after you died; a pre-paid funeral plan will save a lot of money in the long term. You can even choose to make a contribution to third party costs too, and put money aside for this. Therefore, only a small amount would need to come from your estate.
You can also choose everything yourself. Many people want the option of planning their own funeral to ensure that everything is exactly as they really want it to be. Every aspect can be planned in advance, taking a heavy burden from the shoulders of your loved ones. However, if you don’t want to plan anything yourself, you can still pay for it in advance, so that even if the planning needs to be done by your family, they don’t have to worry too much about cost.
Couples can also benefit from planning their funerals together. Again, this will save money, but it also means that people are opening up about death, and talking about it more. This is always a good thing, as it will help ensure everyone gets what they want.