Thinking about your own final services can feel awkward, but the more you consider making a plan for yourself, the more sense it makes. Many people who wish to have Mt. Prospect, IL cremation after they pass on also consider pre-paying for the plan they choose. There are many reasons to do that and many ways in which people pull it off. Here are a few of each to consider.
First, pre-paying for your cremation plan sets the plan in stone. All your family has to do is call the cremation provider to put things into motion when you die and everything else is taken care of. They don’t have to worry about planning or paying for anything. You get your final wishes without question. Second, when you pay now for the plans you set up, no matter when you end up using them, you are getting today’s prices. It doesn’t matter how far the funeral prices rise in the decades to come, you have already paid and no one will have to pay any extra. Third, it can give you further peace of mind that you are leaving your families with no burdens when it comes to your final services. They will already be grieving so taking this off their plate can be a huge last gift to them.
If you have already laid out your direct cremation plans, you have several options for pre-payment. You will know what the final costs are once the plans are in place. First, you could check out your bank account and see if you have enough in savings to cover your plan while still leaving you enough for emergencies that might arise. Second, you could start saving a little each month to go toward the plan until you have enough to pay for it. Or third, you could take out a small personal loan to pay for the plan and then pay that loan back on a monthly basis as you are able. If you really want to pay for your final services sooner rather than later, those are some options to consider.
As you work on planning your own final services, make sure you not only leave the plans with a trusted cremation provider, but also give copies to pertinent family members. They will need to know who has the plans so they know who to call when the time comes, but it is also nice for them to know what all the plans include so there are no surprises.
If you’d like to talk about Mt. Prospect, IL cremation and pre-planning and pre-paying, contact the professionals at Chicagoland Cremation Options by calling (773) 631-0018. We can answer your questions, talk to you about specific packages and options, and set up a time for you to see our facilities in person, if you’d like. We’re located at 9329 Byron St. Schiller Park, IL 60176 and we love to show clients how we operate so you have peace of mind that you or your loved one will be in good hands.