Financial Benefits Of Pre-Planning Your Funeral
Many people are unnerved by the prospect of pre-planning a funeral. Some consider it unnecessary and others think it may be a bad omen. At Darte Funeral Home, we encourage clients to consider the many benefits of pre-planning. A family can save hundreds, if not thousands of dollars if they plan a funeral. Here's a look at some of its advantages:
1. You Can Set the Budget
It is common for families to overspend on funerals because they want to give their loved ones the best possible farewell. Unfortunately, this can cause considerable strain to the family's finances, especially if the deceased individual was an earning member and the family has limited resources. Pre-planning ensures the funeral expenses don’t get out of hand and your wishes are still fulfilled.
2. You Can Beat Inflation
Pre-planning cost is according to current industry standards. For example, if the cost of a funeral is around $7,000 today, you can pre-plan and freeze that amount. The cost will remain the same several years down the line, protecting you from inflation. The family won’t have to deal with unexpected costs or expensive funeral rates.
3. Where to Cut Corners
If you want to save money on funeral expenses, you need to know where to cut corners. Some people may want to spend less money on the casket and decorations and focus more on the memorial service. Pre-planning gives people the freedom to decide where they want to cut corners for a funeral and what the plan should focus on. Your family members may have different priorities than you do. With pre-planning, the event will focus on your preferences instead of someone else’s.