In our lives, we’re very diligent about planning for important events like birthdays, weddings, holidays and anniversaries. But when it comes to planning a funeral, most people would rather hide under the covers than face the reality.
The truth is planning a funeral is less confronting than you think.
Today, there are many flexible and affordable funeral packages to suit your personal circumstances. Pre-paid funerals are an easy and cost-effective way to plan for the future. By planning ahead with a detail funeral plan, you can save your family from financial and emotional distress later on.
Here are some of the key benefits of pre-paid funerals:
Save Money on Higher Funeral Costs
Over the past 15 years, the average cost of a funeral has increased dramatically.
In Australia, the cost of a basic cremation is around $4,000 and a lavish burial can reach up to $15,000. Due to rising burial and cremation fees, the average cost of a funeral will continue into the near future.
A pre-paid funeral gives your family the security and peace of mind they deserve.
Instead of paying for what the funeral could cost in a few years’ time, you pay the best possible price based on the current rates of today. All funeral rates are based on industry-standards and tailored to suit your financial circumstances.
One of the biggest benefits of a pre-paid funeral are the flexible payment options. This means you have the freedom to repay the cost of the funeral as a lump sum or quarterly, monthly, fortnightly or weekly deposits. This way you can protect your family from financial stress later on and continue to live comfortably today.
Protect Your Family From Emotional Stress
After the loss of a loved one, the thought of planning a funeral should be the last thing on your family’s mind.
Unfortunately, many families are left with the burden of planning someone else’s funeral on their own. If the family does not know what their loved one may have wanted, the process becomes an emotionally stressful and frustrating experience.
With a pre-paid funeral, you have the benefit of knowing your family won’t have to make the tough choices on their own. All personal wishes are clearly documented and the funeral provider has the guidance they need to host a service that satisfies your personal wishes.
Plan the Funeral You Want
Many people find comfort in planning their own funeral.
With help from an experienced funeral director, you can specify your personal wishes for the funeral and have the details confirmed in writing. From the type and style of funeral to venue selection, burial and cremation, special features and budget – everything is chosen by you.
If you want to plan a funeral that’s a little more elaborate or contemporary, the benefits a pre-paid funeral mean your funeral director will have enough time to accommodate for any special requests.
Please call Funerals of Compassion on 1300 906 060 or send an online enquiry to receive caring and compassionate support.