If you are getting up there in age, it's not uncommon to start thinking about death. While morbid, death is a part of life and it's something everyone has to face eventually. One way you could feel at least a little bit better about your own death is if you take ownership of it now by planning your funeral services while you are still alive. Here are three reasons why you should reach out to your local funeral home today instead of placing that burden on your family after you're gone.
Pay for It Now With Your Own Funds
Funerals can get expensive depending on what you want done after you are gone. If you have an elaborate ceremony in mind, it is not fair to force your family to pay for this. Pay for your own viewing and funeral service now with your own funds and you'll allow your loved ones to focus on their grief instead of worrying about their bank account after you pass. When you pay for your funeral up front, you can also be sure that the service will have everything that you want because it is already paid for.
Allow People to Celebrate You
When you pass on the planning and expense of your funeral to your loved ones, they are not going to have a lot of free time in the days leading up to the funeral to process what just happened. When everything is already settled, it will free your family to focus on their mourning and their positive memories of you.
You've Been Self-Reliant Your Entire Life
Finally, you should take care of your own end of life affairs because you've always enjoyed being self-reliant and in charge. The chance to plan your own funeral is one last opportunity to take charge of a big situation and help steer it to its conclusion. While it will certainly help out your family after you leave, all of this planning should also give you peace of mind while you are still alive that everything is going to be taken care of.
Don't wait until you are on your death bed to start thinking about your funeral. Plan your funeral service now so you're family doesn't have to. You can do everything from setting the program to paying for all costs before you die, giving you some peace of mind that your final act on Earth will be exactly what you want.