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Pre-plan Your Funeral: Things to Consider

Apr 23, 2008
Planning for a funeral is a very stressful task. As a result, it will be a good idea to plan your own funeral ahead so that your family will be less stressful in case you pass away. It can also help to make sure that your own funeral will be planned according to your wishes.

Yet, there are some important issues you have to think about when you are thinking of your funeral plan. The followings are some of the practical considerations.

One of the thing you have to understand is that you will probably need to pay for the funeral when you are planning for it. Usually, it will be a one time fee and there will be no extra cost for your funeral. The advantage of this is that there will be no need for your family members to raise fund when you pass away.

Of course you will try to settle everything about the funeral plan. However, one scenario is that you may need to move your home after you have settled everything. You should ask what you should do in this case.

You should also discuss with your funeral director how it will be arranged if you pass away not at your home or somewhere close to your home. In fact, the extreme case is that you pass away overseas when you are traveling in other countries. In this case probably there will be extra cost involved.

Another choice of funding your funeral is indeed to purchase an insurance against your funeral. However, one of the disadvantages of this is that the protection plan of the insurance may not cover all the costs of your funeral. You should discuss with the insurance company about your policy in detail.

Most people will choose cremation when they pass away. However, if you would like to choose burial, you have make sure that it is included in your funeral plan. Since the costs of cremation and burial will certainly be different.

It is wise to plan for your own funeral ahead. However, the fact is that there are a lot of people who do not really want to touch this topic. You should not be one of them and try to plan it yourself since it will help both yourself, as well as your family members when you pass away.
About the Author
Jill Essy is an author. She has a website on Online Funeral Planning. Be sure to check the article Funeral Consumers Alliance Introduction .
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