About Funeral Pre-Planning
Death and taxes. Without a doubt, dying is one of the few events in life that is certain to occur. Though you may never marry, or have children, without fail one day you will take your last breath. For most of us, this is disquieting, and something about which we choose not to think. Yet it is inevitable. So it is still something you should plan for – if not for your own peace-of-mind, then for the well-being of those you’ll leave behind.
This section will help you make decisions for the future by explaining what is involved in funeral pre-arrangements, the rewards of pre-planning a funeral, and what options are available.
A prefunded funeral can protect you and your family from future inflationary trends while providing the peace-of-mind of knowing that they will be cared for after you are gone. Below you will find more detailed explanations of the plans that we have available.
There are a growing number of options available to the public today when seeking to preplan and prefund their final wishes. Legally, preplanned funerals are state regulated. New York State is a 100% trust state, and you can be certain we are proficient in this area. We can tailor a plan that's right for you. We offer both revocable and irrevocable preplanned funerals, as may be required by Medicaid. From single lump sum payments that just garner interest, to over-time payment plans designed to meet anyone's budget concerns, our staff would be pleased to outline the choices available.
If you would like to request an appointment after you have reviewed this information to establish and start paying on an account, just contact us. Otherwise, we would be pleased to have one of our staff simply go over any additional questions you might have by phone.
When is the Best Time to Pre-Plan Your Funeral?
We say “right now”! We know you may not be emotionally ready to hear this or take on this task. But as the saying goes, 'a journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step'. Perhaps the best time to begin making your funeral pre-arrangements is when you have a family you wish to protect from the emotional and financial burdens they will carry when you leave them with no plan at all.
By taking time now to collect funeral cost information and calmly making choices related to your own funeral arrangements, you'll be protecting your family against the stress of having to make these decisions at a time of extreme emotional stress. This way you can carefully choose specific items you want and need... and start to pay for them now. Prepaid Investments through funeral homes allows families to fund their funerals in advance through different investment vehicles.
The Six Common Reasons for Pre-Planning a Funeral
Today, more individuals and families are making the decision to prearrange their funerals than ever before. Because of the factors such as inflation, fewer extended family members living close by, and other changes in our society, planning your own funeral makes a lot of sense.
In a recent survey, these were the most common reasons people gave for prearranging their own funerals:
Communicates your wishes
Reduces stress for friends and family at an already emotional time
It may guarantee your family will never have to pay more for your funeral — no matter what happens with inflation
Shows you care
Relieves your loved ones of the financial responsibility
Any one of those reasons is good, but when you take them all together, it’s easy to see why pre-planning your funeral is one of the smartest things you can do. If you agree, give us a call to set an appointment with one of our pre-planning specialists, or get started with first requesting our Preplanning Packet.