Dying is one of the few events in life that is certain to occur, yet many people do not plan for it. There are many benefits to pre-planning your funeral. Chapel Ridge Funeral Home can help you make decisions for the future by explaining what pre-arrangement is, what is involved, and what options are available.
There are a growing number of options available today when pre-planning and pre-paying your funeral arrangements. We can help you to create a plan that’s right for you. From single payment plans to automatic monthly bank or credit card payments designed to meet your budget, our staff are pleased to outline the choices available.
Benefits of Pre-Paying Your Funeral
Pre-paying can protect you and your family from inflation, while providing you peace of mind that loved ones will be cared for after you are gone. Below, you will find a more a detailed explanation of the plans that Chapel Ridge has available. If you would like to request an appointment after you have reviewed this information, we would be pleased to have one of our staff members go over any additional questions you might have.
When is the Best Time to Pre-Plan Your Funeral?
The best time to begin making your pre-arrangements is now, while you’re thinking about it. While some people in their 40s and 50s may think it’s too early to pre-plan, those who have pre-arranged their funerals say it is smart financial planning and gives them added peace of mind knowing they aren’t leaving this burden to family members. By taking time now to collect 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 pay for them now. Pre-paid investments through funeral homes allows families to fund their funerals in advance through different investment vehicles.
The Six Common Reasons for Pre-arranging Funerals
Today, more individuals and families are making the decision to pre-arrange 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 can make a lot of sense. In a recent survey, these were the most common reasons people gave for pre-arranging their own funerals:
- Lets your wishes be known
- Reduces stress for friends and family at an already emotional time
- Saves money
- Guarantees 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