WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO PRE-PLAN YOUR FUNERAL?
The best time to begin making your pre-arrangements is now, while you're thinking about it. While some people in their 40's and 50's may think it's too early to pre-plan, people who do say that pre-arranging their funeral is smart financial planning and gives them added peace of mind knowing they aren't leaving this burden to family members. By taking time now to collect cost information and calmly making choices related to your own funeral arrangements, you will be protecting your family against the stress of having to make these decisions at a time of extreme emotional stress. This way you can carefully choose specific items you want and need ... and pay for them now. All funds are held by CHOICES, the Pre-paid Funeral Trust Fund managed by the New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association.
THE FIVE COMMON REASONS FOR PRE-ARRANGING FUNERALS:
Today more individuals and families are making the decision to pre-arrange their funerals than ever before. Because of factors such as inflation, fewer extended family members living close by, and other changes in our society, planning your own funeral can make a lot of sense. In a recent survey, these were the most common reasons people gave for pre-arranging their own funerals: