Funeral plan savings on a piggy bankHave you made arrangements for your funeral yet? It may be unpleasant for you to think about your own death, but the fact remains that you will pass eventually. Like how a will is important to protect your legacy in your passing, funeral plans can ensure that your funeral will be taken care of according to your wishes.

Planning ahead a funeral can also bring comfort to the family you will leave behind, as they will not be bothered by the hassle and high cost of a funeral.

Plan Now Unlike Most People

According to the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), 62.5% of consumers acknowledge that funeral planning is important and yet only 21.4% were planning at all. Some of the reasons for failing to plan ahead include planning not being a prioritized, consumers not thinking about it yet, or the misconception that prepaying a funeral is more costly. You can be part of the 21.4% by asking yourself how you want your funeral to go.

Cremation and Burial Costs

While cremation has become more popular among Taylorsville residents, you may still choose to go with a burial. Cremation services cost less at $2,000 to $4,000. Burials, on the other hand, cost an average of $9,000, which already includes the caskets, the funeral services, the grave sites, the headstones, and other basic items.

Weigh Your Options

Should you go with a cremation or a burial? Your choice will depend on what you prefer the most, but to weigh both options: Cremation saves you money, saves the environment land, and allows you more choices for preserving memories. Burials, however, may be more suited for families or people with religious affiliations and gives you a place where the family can gather.

You can arrange your funeral with the help of a funeral home. Whether you choose a cremation or a burial, they can help you make the process smoother and less of a burden.