Planning Ahead - THE NEED FOR ADVANCE PLANNING
Have you considered what immediate decisions must be made by your family when you die?
Have you and your family discussed these decisions and arrived at an understanding?
Do your present plans provide for memorial or funeral arrangements that you and your family would really want?
If your answer to any of these questions is “no,” you may not be facing the eventuality of death realistically.
When death occurs in a family that has done no advance planning, the survivors may accept conventional and costly funeral arrangements because of social pressure, emotional stress, or lack of time.
Planning ahead is the most loving gift you can give to your family and friends.
By making plans now, you can make your last wishes known and ease the burden on your survivors.
Then, instead of having to figure out what you might have wanted and how to pay for it, your family can focus on grieving their loss and celebrating your life.