This post is all about planning your funeral.  When you make your Will, one of your executors jobs is to arrange a funeral.

Unfortunately, most people don’t have a clue about how to arrange a funeral. I’ve had personal experience when my mother-in-law died of sitting in front of a funeral director when he asked me questions such as ‘what music did I want’ and I said I don’t know, ‘what type of coffin did you I want’, I said ‘I don’t know’. He asked me a number of questions all of which I said I don’t know! It’s not a great situation to leave your executives in, their job is to arrange the funeral that you would have wanted so give them a clue!

At the very least you should put your funeral wishes into your Will it can be ‘I want to be buried’ or ‘I want to be cremated’. It can go a little bit further and say weather you want your ashes scattered at sea or your ashes scattered in a particular place. You might choose to be buried, if you want to be buried you’ll need to buy a burial plot, green burials are also very popular these days.

If you want to make sure your loved-ones are not left with a funeral bill, You can can pay for your funeral upfront. Prepaid funeral plans are more and more popular with over 70,000 people in the UK purchasing one last year.  With a prepaid funeral plan you get your funeral at today’s costs as funeral cost inflation runs at about 8% each year which is way in excess of normal inflation.

Buying a prepaid funeral plan makes sure that nobody has to sit in front of an undertaker and say ‘I don’t know’, It’s a horrible situation to be in, I’ve been there myself and I’d urge you not to put your loved ones in that situation.

More information can be found on our funeral plans page on this site or please call us on 01778 752 861 to discuss your requirements.

PART NINE – PLANNING FOR THE FAMILY HOME

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