We all want to protect our loved ones; it’s only natural to want the best for our immediate family and in the event of your sudden passing, your family will be burdened with the funeral expenses, not to mention the emotional distress. While there isn’t much you can do regarding the emotional trauma your passing would bring, you certainly can take steps to ensure that your family will not have the additional worry of paying for the funeral.
Search online for a local funeral directors in Adelaide and they would be happy to help you make all the necessary arrangements in advance, and not only does that relieve your family of the financial burden, you get to choose what kind of funeral you have. Many people are not religious and would therefore prefer a humanist type funeral, and if you are eco-friendly, there are green funeral options that minimise your carbon footprint on the environment.
Going Out your Way
Most of us have our own ideas about how we wish to leave this world and by arranging your own funeral, you can decide what type of service, if any, that you would like. Some people see themselves as heading off to the service in a carriage pulled by Shire horses, or perhaps in a classic car, and all of these options are there if you plan your own funeral. You might wish to have a certain song played at the right moment, or prepare a statement that you would like to be read out at the service, and by planning every detail of the funeral, you can rest assured that when the time comes, your final wishes will be adhered to.
When you discuss your funeral arrangements with a funeral director, the agreed price remains fixed, regardless of how much time before your passing. If you live to be a ripe old age, this would mean considerable savings, as the cost of funerals, like everything else, keeps pace with the rising cost of living.
Special Payment Options
Most Australian funeral directors are affiliated with the Australian Friendly Society that offers funeral bonds that are designed to allow you to make easy payments to cover your funeral costs. This allows you to pay on a regular basis, and as much or as little as you like, and the sole purpose of the fund is to cover your funeral expenses, which can be paid at your convenience.
Natural Earth Burying Solutions
With a growing awareness of the need to conserve the environment, there are natural burial options where an eco-friendly pod is use rather than a traditional coffin, and the pod is biodegradable. The plot of land is on a 99-year lease, which is renewable, and the lease is registered on the title deeds of the land, so even if it sold, you still have your rights.
Planning and paying for your own funeral is the responsible thing to do, and while no one likes to discuss such a morbid subject as death, one does have to be realistic, as none of us will live forever. Do the right thing by your family and contact your local funeral director and enquire about prepaid funerals and you will be happy that you did.