Like many, conceding that death is inevitable doesn't mean you ever want to plan or think about any funeral services, especially not yours. However, for reasons described below, it could be indeed time to consider starting the hard work of planning your own program and taking over preparation for this final event:
Your Relatives Will Spend Too Much
You already know how dearly you're valued by loved ones. Your death is likely to grieve them for some time, and if they need to choose a cremains urn or full body casket, they will seriously consider the costliest models because of their affection and love for you.
Pre-arranging your funeral can help to relieve the burden your loved ones experience after you are gone, and it can also give you a way to ensure you get the funeral you want. Before you start looking for a pre-arranged funeral plan, here are a few things you should know:
Choose Your Payment Option
There are several ways to pay for your funeral. If you have money in your bank account and want to do a spend down to qualify for Medicaid coverage, you can simply pay for the funeral with the cash you have.
After a friend or relative suffers the loss of a loved one, it is natural for you to want help him or her deal with the grief. Some people have more difficulties with managing their grief. When this happens, their ability to function daily can be impacted. If you have a loved one who is struggling to handle his or her grief, here are some tips for helping him or her.
When a loved one dies and had made it known in life that he or she wanted to be buried, their final resting place is usually marked by a headstone. Unfortunately, most people do not have much experience purchasing a headstone, so buying one for a loved one's grave can be confusing. If you need to buy a headstone, use the following tips:
Look at All of Your Options
Most funeral homes sell headstones, but they are not the only place where you can buy one.
If you have a loved one pass away and you lack the necessary funds to pay for a funeral service, one effective strategy to employ is to create a campaign on a crowdfunding website. Many people successfully use this approach to raise enough money to pay for the funeral service. Because there may be a significant number of similar campaigns across multiple crowdfunding websites, you want to do all that you can to make your campaign successful — and leave you with enough money to cover the service.