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4 Good Reasons to pre- plan for your funeral

Updated on August 29, 2010

Death has it's own time table. Are you prepared?

Death is an uncomfortable subject for most of us. But it something we all will deal with sooner or later. The impact of an unexpected death can stress your family in many ways. Emotionally, Psychologically and financially. To be prepared, as much as possible, in advance is the only sensible thing to do.

Here are four reasons to pre-plan for final arrangements.

1. As to many of us already Know, death can strike at any time. Car accidents, unexpected illness, random violence and a sudden heart attack can end a life and leave those who love you in a state of shock. The emotional holocaust that is the outcome of unexpectedly losing a loved one can be devastating. When people are in such a fragile emotional condition, they certainly shouldn't have to make financial decisions.

2. You want protection for your family from unnecessary hardship and stress while they are dealing with profound grief.

3.It is wise to lock in today's price by making advance purchases of funeral arrangements and cemetery property.Just like every thing else the price of funerals and grave sites increase along with inflation every year.

4. Pre-need arrangements and cemetery property can purchased on a payment plan rather then having to pay in one large sum at the time of a death occurring.

These are just the four most obvious reasons to consider making funeral arrangements now instead of waiting until there has been a death. There are many other reasons to do this for your family and relieve them of the heavy burden of struggling with decisions when they are suffering such a painful loss. Give this some thought and you just may see the logic in it.

Most cemeteries and memorial parks offer pre-need planning as do most mortuaries.


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      katyzzz 8 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      A wise and well written hub, and I do love the little dog.

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      Esha 8 years ago

      Very well said. Death is the biggest truth of life.