Benefits of prepaid funerals

When the time comes to hold a funeral, life is often in chaos. Lots of decisions need to be made, often many people are involved and a lot of information is required in a short space of time.

One of the best ways to make this an easier experience is to plan ahead and prepay for your funeral. By doing this you can take much of the guess work out of planning a funeral as well as taking care of the eventual cost. Below are just some of the benefits of preplanning and prepaying a funeral. 


1. Peace of mind

There is something to be said for the comfort in knowing that your affairs are in order.

When the times comes, having your funeral planned will lessen the burden on your family during a difficult time. Make sure you let your friends and family know where to find the details of the plan in the event they need to use it.


2. Plan the funeral you want

You probably have some thoughts about how you want your family and friends to remember you.

One of the best ways to make sure your wishes are respected is to plan your own funeral, that way you can have a say in the music, the theme, the venue and so on. It is still important to involve your family and friends in planning as funerals are a very important part in grieving.


3. Pay for your funeral at today's prices

By planning ahead and paying for your funeral at today’s prices, you can avoid the rising cost of funerals due to inflation.

This may mean that is the long run, you and your family are financially better off.


4. Pay now or in instalments

Funeral plan providers such as Guardian Plan understand that paying the lump sum of a funeral can be hard at the best of times.

Because of this, they can offer flexible payment terms that allow you to pay off your funeral over a matter of months or even years. Once the funeral has been paid for in full, there are no further ongoing payments. Best of all, paying like this is interest-free and can be set up to automatically debit so you never have to worry about missing a payment.


5. No health checks

Because a funeral plan is not insurance, there is no need for lengthy forms or health checks.

The process is generally very simple and your chosen funeral director will be able to walk you through the process and answer any questions you have along the way.


These are just some of the reasons it makes sense to plan ahead and prepay a funeral, rather than waiting until the last minute. For more information, speak to your local funeral provider or talk to a prepaid funeral plan provider like Guardian Plan.

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