We provide final expense planning. We help with pre-planning a person's last wishes and directions for final arrangements which includes proper funding of funeral expenses. Final expense planning fact, here's the thing. Funerals are expensive. A funeral can easily run up to $10,000.00, if not more. You've got the embalming of the body or a cremation, use of a hearse, the casket, a headstone, the memorial service, etc. Did you know that most funeral homes take advantage of the families of the deceased by marking up their fees on goods and services, just because they know they can! They know that at times like these, most families are not going to shop or negotiate for better prices. Often, a person wants to be buried next to other family members who passed away before them. An uninformed family doesn't think to question prices given to them, and funeral homes usually take advantage of this fact. They assume that the bereaved are not going to go shopping for best prices on caskets right after their loved one has passed away.
The first thing you need to know is that a person is not obligated to buy any funeral products from the funeral home where the funeral services will be taking place. By law, the funeral home has to permit you to use your own funeral products, such as the casket, urn, headstone, etc. The second thing you should know is that the same products can be purchased at prices up to 70% lower elsewhere. Contact me for help with final expense planning. You will be glad you did.
This is a true story.
It's 10:00 p.m. on any given night of the week, and your daughter has a migraine so intense it requires medical attention. You take her to the emergency room in search of relief, and by 2:00 a.m., she is home feeling fine and wanting to sleep for the night. At 2:00 p.m. the next day, her husband goes to wake her and finds that she is not breathing. You call 911. You try everything you can to try to revive her or keep her alive until paramedics arrive, and she is pronounced dead on arrival. Your daughter, at the age of 28, has passed away unexpectedly on December 2010. So, what happens next?
In this situation, the family was not prepared for an event like this. Over the next 2 days, they frantically scrambled to make arrangements with a funeral home, buy a casket and prepare for services before her body would be released by the coroner's office with no time to mourn. At a time like this, 48 hours can feel like 48 minutes if you are not prepared.
Would you know what to do if this happened to you? Where would you go? Who would you call first? Events like this happen every day. Don't be caught unprepared. Contact us today. Don't put it off any longer.