Many people choose to arrange their funerals or memorials in advance. Besides addressing personal concerns, this thoughtful gesture allows family and friends to spend less time worrying about details during those often-difficult moments, and more time with loved ones.
Of course, advanced planning is also a wise financial decision – one that is recommended by AARP as well as many banks, lawyers and accountants. Why? Among other benefits, it allows the planner to set funeral expenses at current price. This means that payments made today will easily cover the costs of a funeral, regardless of how far into the future it occurs.