Reasons to Plan For Your Monument In Advance
Here are six reasons for planning your family memorial in advance.
The truth is that once plans for your memorial have been made, you will feel much better. You will have made a wise decision based on good advice. Join the growing number of families who are making this decision today.
Reason One: No one likes to think about his own death, but failure to do so makes it more difficult on the bereaved family.
Whether life extends well into the golden years or is suddenly cut short, there is a time when it comes to an end and arrangements need to be made. Wouldn’t it be better to make them now, when you’re in control? One of the easiest arrangements to make is the pre-need selection of your personal or family memorial.
Reason Two: Pre-need selection protects against rising costs.
No one has found a way to keep cost from rising year to year, but the purchase of your monument now—at today’s prices—in one way to thwart inflation.
Reason Three: Pre-need planning shows you care.
Without pre-need planning, your family has yet one more task to see to after your death. In their grief, they may be unable to make a wise decision. A pre-need purchase by you relieves them of this responsibility and can even prevent possible emotional overspending.
Reason Four: The worst time to make a financial commitment is when there has been a death in the family.
One of the normal feelings associated with death is guilt. Bereaved persons commonly feel that they should have been nicer to the deceased. Because a tendency to overspend in order the wash away some of this guilt, no major financial commitment should be made at this time.
Reason Five: Advance planning assures your insurance will be used for the needs of your loved ones.
Most people don’t buy insurance to cover funeral expenses. The money provided is intended to provide for their family’s future. By planning and purchasing your memorial in advance you can be certain those funds will be used as intended.
Reason Six: There is no such thing as an “expected death.” The time to act is now.
All of us die “unexpectedly.” Even those who have cared for the terminally ill will tell you that every death comes as something of a shock. Immediately there are countless things to do and not enough time to do them all. This is why you should not delay planning for the events and necessities associated with a death.
Be sure a full service Monument Retailer is part of your planning.
Just as you selected a trained lawyer for your work on estate planning, you will want the services of a trained professional for the rest of the details.
Seek out a Monument Retailer with whom you feel comfortable. You want someone who is a full serviced retailer and not someone who sells monuments as a “sideline.” You want a retailer who is an expert in design and personalization and is willing to take the time to help you make the best decision. They will be able to help you in other ways too, by explaining cemetery regulations and the use of symbols to tell your family’s story with the memorial. If you look for the Certified Memorialist® emblem, you will be assured your Monument retailer is the right one to help you.