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Pre-Planning a Funeral or Memorial--Preneed Funeral Planning


No one likes to think about death, let alone plan for it. In many families, discussing one's mortality is an extremely uncomfortable topic.

By pre-planning your funeral, you relieve your family of having to make important financial decisions during a period of great stress and grief.

This section contains everything you need to know about pre-planning a funeral; your local family-owned funeral director can help you make the actual arrangements.


pre plan your funeral online with our personal planning guide

Pre Need--The Basics of Funeral Planning
Preneed refers to prearranging and prefunding your own funeral. Find out everything you need to know about preneed planning in this detailed online guide. (full article)



Personal Planning Guide--Create Your Funeral Plan
This guide is intended for your personal use. You can print the guide and complete it at your convenience, or, if you'd like to save it online, you can register to create an account on our site (free). (full article)

Why Is Pre-Planning Important?
No one likes to think about death let alone plan for it. In many families, discussing one's mortality is an extremely uncomfortable topic. But it is a topic that should be discussed and planned for well in advance of your death. (full article)



Why Work with a Family-Owned Funeral Home?
What's in a name? In the funeral industry, name recognition means a lot. People tend to trust names they recognize and are well regarded in the community. (full article)

Family-Owned Funeral Homes--What's Different About Them?
Many families have been in funeral service for generations. They have a personal relationship with the community and are actively involved in the communities they serve. (full article)



How to Pre-Plan a Funeral
There are two stage to arranging a funeral. In the first stage, work with your local funeral director to explore the options (you can also find information on this website). (full article)


How to Choose a Funeral Service Provider
There are an estimated 16,000 funeral service providers in the United States alone. How do you find the one that's right for you? (full article)



Pre Need Checklist
Our preneed checklist shows you how many decisions must be made by a family member at the time of your death. Use it to get started on the process. (full article)

Financing a Funeral or Memorial Service
There are many options for financing funerals--but some are much more beneficial than others. (full article)



Benefits of Pre-Planning a Funeral
Prearranging a funeral involves your family in making these difficult decisions, and protects them from having to make them at a stressful time. (full article)


Tips on Wills--Why They're Important and How to Make a Will
Should you have a will? If so, how do you go about creating one? Where do you keep it? The answers to these questions and more in this article. (full article)



What Kind of Funeral Do You Want?
Every family is different, and not everyone wants the same type of funeral. Funeral practices are influenced by religious and cultural traditions, costs and personal preferences. (full article)


Burial Versus Cremation--The
Complete Guide to The Options

Burial or cremation? The options can be confusing, but they don't have to be. (full article )


History of Funeral Planning
Preneed planning is nothing new. Throughout history, people have planned and prepared for death. In Roman times, nearly 2,000 years ago, burial clubs held monthly meetings and collected dues to pay for members' funerals. (full article)

Consumers Speak Out on Preneed Funeral Planning
"I wish we would have done this years ago." (full article)


Pre-Planning: 81 Decisions
OK, it sounds like a lot to think about. But doing it now can ease your mind--and make life easier for your family. (full article)

Estate Planning
Information on protecting your wealth and insuring your requests are met. (full article)


Make a Resolution to Complete Estate and Funeral Planning
While friends resolve to lose weight or quit unhealthy habits, why not do yourself and your loved ones a favor and complete your estate and funeral planning? (full article)


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