5 Reasons Families Choose to Plan Ahead


Why do families choose to plan ahead? Just about everyone comes to me with a slightly different reason but the benefits of pre-planning boil down to these 5 things:


  1. Protecting Your Family During Their Grief

Financial and emotional decisions that would burden your family later are handled now so at the time of your death your family can focus on being together.

  1. Peace of Mind

You will have peace of mind knowing the planning is over and you can cross it off your list and your family will have peace of mind knowing those decisions won’t fall on them at the time of death.

  1. There are No Doubts About Your Disposition

Often times when families do not plan ahead, there are differing opinions from their surviving family members about cremation or burial, church service or service at the funeral home, etc. Your pre-plan gives them a road map so there aren’t arguments at such a delicate time. This also ensures there will not be emotional overspending by the family during their time of grief, as you will make your decisions ahead of time with a clear head.

  1. It Allows Your Loved Ones to Have a Positive Grief Experience

Instead of focusing on the details of funeral planning, they can be together and engage in activities that will help them heal.

  1. It Addresses the Cost

Many times, the funeral plans are completely paid for so the family does not have the stress of wondering where or how they will come up with the money, or waiting for a life insurance policy that may take weeks to pay out.


Did you see your reason for wanting to plan ahead? If so, CLICK HERE to email me and we can set up a time to meet. I will give you all your choices and options and help you put together a plan that will help your family begin healing when they need it most.


Sara Ruemker