There are three major advantages to planning your arrangements in advance.
First, preplanning ensures that all of your final wishes will be fulfilled. Because death is a difficult subject to discuss, often times your true wishes may not be known or fully understood by your family
Second, preplanning can eliminate the financial burden that a funeral might pose on your survivors. And by prepaying, your funeral will cost less now than it would in the future.
Third, preplanning provides you and your family with the peace-of-mind in knowing that everything has been “taken care of” in the manner you specified. It’s the best gift you can leave your loved ones.