How can you make sure that you create a lasting legacy for those you leave behind? One way to ensure your loved ones remember you the way you prefer to be remembered is to invest in pre-planning your burial. No one knows what you want better than you do, and by pre-planning you not only ensure all of your requests are met, but you also can spare loved ones from making emotionally charged decisions during a time of need.
When you think about how you want to plan your legacy, you may not realize exactly how many options are out there when it comes to how you want to be remembered. Do you want to be cremated or have a traditional burial? Will you be buried in ground or above ground in a mausoleum? Knowing the answers to these questions can eliminate added stress on your family and also allows you to truly outline how you want to be remembered.
Selecting your funeral casket can be a very personalized experience. Metal, fiberglass and wood caskets are all popular and come in many different colors, sizes and finishes. Burial urns for cremated remains have even more personalization options. During a time of grief a loved one may not think these small details are important, and by pre-planning you can ensure that all of the finer things are taken care of – exactly the way you would have wanted them to be.
When you start to consider legacy and estate planning it is important to remember that these decisions are not just for the top 1%. These plans often clearly and concisely lay out what your wishes are and help keep peace between families. An estate plan will make sure that your will, power of attorney and assets are in order and easy for your loved ones to navigate when the time comes.