Paying For Funeral Home Services In Advance

By: Kraft-Sussman Funeral & Cremation Services
Monday, February 10, 2020

You might know what it’s like to work with funeral homes in Las Vegas, NV on planning final services for a loved one, not knowing what they wanted to have happen when they passed on. It’s difficult to deal with. Not only are you grieving, but you have to guess as to what they wanted and how to satisfy your family. Putting together plans when you are emotional can be very trying and even overwhelming at times. If you’ve ever been in that position, it makes sense that you might want to plan your own services in advance, so your family isn’t ever in that position. 

When you plan your own final services, you get to decide on the details, and you can even include your family and see what they’d like to have happen. You also have the opportunity to pay for those services in advance. While that’s not required, it’s often a good idea. It’s another burden your family doesn’t have to face when you pass on in the future. 

So, if you have decided not only to plan your final services, but also to pay for them, how can you go about doing that? It depends on a lot of factors, of course, but here are a few options: 

Pay With Savings 

If you are having a simple cremation arranged for your future, it’s not so hard to use your savings or money you have set aside somewhere to pay for those arrangements. The amounts are on the small side and you can pay today’s prices instead of whatever they will be in the future. If you have enough savings, you might be able to pay for a full funeral in advance upfront as well. 

Save Up For The Plan 

Once you have your plans in place, you will know what they cost. Funeral homes are completely transparent about what everything costs and you know line by line what you have to pay. Those costs might rise as the years go by if you don’t pay sooner rather than later. But once you know how much the costs are, in general, you can start to save towards them. Create a plan in your own budget to get the costs saved up so you can pay for the plan in the future or leave the money to your family for that purpose. 

Pay Bit By Bit 

There are several possible ways to do that. The funeral home you are working with might have a payment plan that allows you to pay the fees on a monthly basis until they are all paid for. You could also do something like take out a personal loan to cover the costs that you can then pay back on a monthly basis with ease. 

If you want to plan and pay for your services with funeral homes in Las Vegas, NV, contact the professionals at Kraft-Sussman Funeral & Cremation Services for options. Visit us at 3975 S Durango Dr Ste 104 Las Vegas, NV 89147 or call (702) 485-6500. 

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