Why Veterans Should Plan Ahead
It's not easy to talk about your end-of-life wishes, but it's one of the most important things you will ever do. This guide will walk you through the importance of planning ahead.
Peace of mind
As a veteran, you know the value of good planning. Whether you're planning for a military operation, a vacation, or a new home, you understand that advance planning minimizes problems and ensures things run more smoothly. The same logic applies to planning a funeral. When you plan ahead, you prevent the emotional and financial stress that can occur if your family is forced to plan on your behalf at their time of loss.
A loving gesture for your family
It has been estimated that a typical funeral involves over 90 decisions. When these decisions are left until the time of death, family members may be left trying to guess what their loved one would have wanted. Even simple decisions can be difficult during a time of great emotional stress. When you plan ahead, you take this burden from your family.
Protection against higher costs
When you plan ahead and make your choices clear, you also protect your family from emotional overspending, which can add thousands of dollars to the cost of a funeral. And when you formalize your choices in a contract with your service provider now, you lock in prices at today's rates, protecting your plan from inflationary cost increases.
A plan that reflects your personal wishes
When you plan ahead, you can take the time to consult with your family and put together a thoughtful plan that perfectly reflects your taste, personality and budget, as well as your family's need to celebrate your life.
We would be happy to meet with you and review your options in a free, no-obligation consultation.