Plan your own Funeral with a New You this New Year.

Published on January 18, 2016

As we settle into the New Year, many of us will be looking at ways to improve ourselves and our futures. Many of us will be freshly committed to healthy eating, regular exercise and clean living so it seems strange that there are more and more reasons that planning and paying for your own funeral should be added to the list of things to do in 2016.

For anyone that has been left to plan and pay for a funeral when a loved one has passed away, you will know the huge financial burden funerals bring and more, will know the funeral advice, help and guidance you need. It is so hard to make decisions and choices about someone else's end of life service and when we really think about it, it would make much more sense if everyone took the proactive approach to funerals and chose to plan and pay for their own funeral rather than relying on their loved ones to do so once they have died.

Many of you will think that planning your own funeral is similar to having funeral insurance for your family. However, you couldn't be more wrong and need to stop and ask yourself, how does a funeral plan work and why is a funeral plan different to life insurance. Firstly and most importantly, a funeral plan is a family trust fund for your funeral rather than funeral insurance for your family. Unlike life insurance, a funeral pre paid plan, isn't based on premiums and your funeral can be paid for in one lump sum if you wish. The funeral trust fund that will cover the costs your own funeral, will be delivered with a series of instructions for an undertaker to follow, essentially allowing to plan and pay for your own funeral before you die.

The benefits of a funeral plan are huge - not only for your own peace of mind but for your family and loved ones in the immediate days after your death and the years that follow. By having a funeral plan, you can be confident that you won't be leaving your family with funeral costs, the need for funeral loans or other financial support. You will know that your funeral choices will be clear so that your family aren't left having to make decisions and plans for your funeral that can lead to stress, pressure and fall out at what will already be a difficult time for them. In years to come, they will be able to look back at your funeral service and find comfort knowing that it was the service you hoped for, the funeral you had planned and most importantly, the funeral that allowed you to bring comfort to your loved ones even when you weren't there.

So, this year, review funeral plans, find the best funeral options and create a funeral plan for your family. Even though the end of your life will likely be decades' away, act today to secure a low cost funeral, get excellent funeral advice and give yourself and your family peace of mind for the future.

To speak to one of our funeral plan experts about actioning your funeral plan, helping a friend find the best funeral plan on the market or making change to any existing funeral policy, please do get in touch today. Our funeral experts are here to help you and ensure you protect your family from funeral plans and payments in the future.

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