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Planning For the Future

October 5, 2018

Two Major Reasons Why

Planning for your funeral is not always an easy topic to discuss, and is probably not going to be a priority on your to-do list either. One could always consider that there will be time for that later, as you get older. Believe it or not, today, more individuals and families are making the decision to pre-plan for their funerals. Pre-planning is important because it gives you and your loved ones peace of mind. Funeral service costs are often an unexpected expenditure; coupled with the added stress and grief accompanied to the loss of a loved one, certainly these are hardships which may be difficult for anyone to bear. Pre-planning for funerals can ease such burdens, here are the two major reasons why:

1. Reduce Stress for Family & Friends at an Already Emotional Time.

Losing someone close to your heart is never easy. Pre-planning funerals however may have its benefits. Pre-planning is just that. It allows for you to plan your funeral ahead of time. Ensuring that your final wishes are in place, therefore alleviating decisions for your loved ones at the time of your passing. “Encouraging wellness and prevention helps improve quality of life and can lower costs, too.” says Charles Boustany, famous American politician, physician, and former Congressman. Preparing for the future, whether it be financially, emotionally, mentally, or spiritually can save you and your family from life’s many stresses. Pre-planning can protect you and your family from inflationary trends; housing, taxes, and the cost of living in general increase in costs every year, as do funeral expenses. Choosing to pre-pay/pre-fund your funeral will freeze these costs and avoid an emotional and financial burden on your loved ones.

2. Communicate your Final Wishes.
Funeral planning is easily one of the most uncomfortable subjects in modern western society. However, it’s never too early to start thinking about it. For this reason, you can plan all the details that encompass your final farewell. Every aspect to be arranged can be fully customized to your needs, religiously, ceremonially, or otherwise. Each family is unique and has their own set of personal requests and traditions. Communicating your wishes doesn’t have to be dreary, or morbid, you make the rules! You can even chose your own music, be it happy, sad, or even rock n’ roll [we do hope you go for happy though J]! Leaving your legacy is done during your lifetime; leaving your memory of your final moments however, is done with grace.

With a growing number of available options for you, here at Joe Jackson Funeral Chapels in Laredo we offer a wide selection of completely personalized and unique services. Pre-planning options are always available to discuss with our funeral service professionals. Ask us how! Leave a comment down below!

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