Planning before a time of need is more about protecting the ones you love, than it is about death. On one of life’s most difficult days, someone will have to make some of life’s most difficult decisions. Without planning, the conversation can become overwhelming and many decisions will have to be made quickly. Preplanning will prepare your family and make a plan specific to your needs and wants and in doing so, protect the ones you love.
Everyone has their own personal story and making prearrangements allows them to share that story. Some of the other reasons people choose to preplan include taking the burden off of their loved ones by making sure their family does not have to wonder if they made the right decisions. Others want their wishes to be upheld as to what type of services or disposition they would like to take place. Some people choose to prearrange to guarantee the cost of the funeral home’s services and merchandise. When pre-paid, whether by affordable installments or a lump sum, whoever is in charge at the time of passing does not have to worry about how they will pay for the ever rising costs of inflation.
Prearranging truly is a gift to your loved ones; we understand it can be a difficult conversation but it is an easier discussion when prepared than waiting until it is too late.
Written by Guest Authors: Shannon McArthur and Tiffany Witte Simpson of Waring Sullivan.