Planning A Funeral In Advance: Common Misconceptions


Planning your funeral early in life gives you peace in knowing that this is not something you will be leaving for your next of kin when you pass on. Even though advance planning is relatively common in modern times, it is still a topic that has a lot of misconceptions associated with it. Here is a look at some of the common misconceptions about funeral planning. 

Misconception: You have to go to the funeral home to plan your funeral in advance. 

If you have mobility issues or simply prefer to not go to a funeral home when you don't have to, it is perfectly possible to make your plans in the comfort of your own home. Many modern funeral homes offer online planning tools and documents you can print and fill out to later drop off at the funeral home if you want to make arrangements for advanced payments. 

Misconception: You can't make changes to the plan after it is finalized. 

You can always revisit your funeral plan and make adjustments. It's common for people to make their plans decades in advance, and a lot can change in that time frame. Therefore, the plans can pretty much be adjusted all the way until your last day on earth. 

Misconception: If prices change after prepaying, you have to pay more. 

If you go through the process of paying for your funeral arrangements after you make plans and then prices go up, you likely will not have to pay more to cover the costs. You are paying for a service and the prices quoted to you at the time you paid are going to be secured in most cases. You have to also keep in mind that funds paid for a future funeral go into an account that gains interest over time, which can help cover the costs of prices that change over the years. 

Misconception: Funeral planning is something you should really do alone. 

It can be difficult to go through the process of discussing death with your loved ones, and a lot of people feel that advanced planning is something they should do on their own. However, it is actually better if you include at least one relative or close friend in your funeral planning process. This individual can be there with you for moral support, but they can also attest to what your wishes were when you do pass away. 

For more information, reach out to a funeral planning service in your area. 


22 May 2020

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