Over the last few weeks we discussed Hurricane Preparedness and Vacation Preparedness. This week, let’s talk about funeral preparation.
The Bible exhorts us to make sure our household is in order. One of the ways to do this is to plan your funeral, or at least think things through and have your final wishes written down and filed with other important papers (DNR; Living Will, Last Will and Testament).
No one likes to think of dying, much less dying young, but it’s a sad fact many do. Having a funeral plan or statement of final wishes will greatly relieve your loved ones of the burden of having to make these decisions.
Here are some things to consider when making yours (or someone you love’s) list of final wishes or funeral plan….
*Life/Burial Policies; make sure these are listed and easily accessible. Some checking/savings accounts have accidental death policies attached to them. Make sure to include information on them also.
*Financial information (banking and investment).
*Lawyer’s information (if you have one).
*List of bills (including account numbers).
*Funeral Home Preference.
*Flowers, Music and Service details (do you want a funeral or cremation, viewing or memorial)?
*List of who gets what. This is especially important if you want to gift certain items to specific people or charities.
These are just a few things you can take care of in order to make your demise easier on those you love. Next time you’re in our office, ask for our free Funeral Planning Guide.
Until then, take care and live with the peace of mind that your household is in order.
Tommy Curtis and Staff
Is an insurance agent with integrity and your best interest in mind. Call to speak directly to him.
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Lake Charles, LA 70601
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