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Planning Your Own Funeral

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Most of the time people do not like to talk or think about their own death and funeral. Planning your funeral can mean that you acknowledge that you'll one day die. If you have considered planning your funeral well ahead of time, check out the reasons to begin with the planning process.

1: You can get what you want.

If you plan your funeral, you will be able to get everything you like and avoid the things you don't. You'd be able to make essential decisions about what you would like to happen with your body, whether it is to be cremated, buried according to traditions, or donated to science. If you prefer a traditional burial, you can hand pick your burial plot, casket, and mausoleum. If you prefer cremation, you can choose whether to put your ashes in a columbarium, a mausoleum done for such purpose, or to be scattered.

Also, you could choose the kind of memorial service you like. You can request your loved ones to gather and to celebrate your well-lived life, or choose to have a funeral service with a viewing of the casket. Planning your own funeral will ensure your friends, family, and guests will honor and remember you in the manner you would like them to.

2. You can save money.

Most funeral services are planned after the death of an individual. It is normally done by the members of the family who are currently grieving the death of a loved one. The vital decision whether to pay $1,600 for a regular, cozy coffin or $5,000 for a silk-lined, platinum casket with silver or gold trim, should be made with careful thinking. Making necessary decisions well ahead of time can significantly reduce how much "emotional" money that will be spent.

Through advance planning, you could also ensure that your family members has knowledge about any death benefits available, such as the benefits from the Veterans Administration or the Social Security. Your church, trade union, or private insurance may have available death benefits that you're also entitled to. Planning your own funeral ahead of time enables you to get all of this information for your loved ones.

3. The burden on your loved ones will be lessened.

The death of someone so dear is challenging emotional experience. Rushing to make funeral arrangements and find the money to pay for them are not ideal ways to spend the first couple of days of grieving. By planning your funeral well in advance, you have given your family a gift. You're letting them to focus on grieving your death and celebrate your life without having to think about what to do next.

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