Reasons to Purchase a Pre-Need Monument (also known as Pre-Planning):
Increasingly, people are choosing to purchase their own monument before the need arrives for the following reasons:
You Want to Ease the Burden on Your Family
If your wishes are unknown when you die, your family will be faced with making difficult decisions at a trying time. It is less traumatic and emotional to purchase a memorial in advance. You have the opportunity to discuss the purchase with all appropriate family members.
By planning ahead, you can select the style, size and color you prefer. A personalized design, which you can help to create, can reflect your beliefs, values or whatever is meaningful to you. What do you want to tell future generations about yourself and your family? By pre-planning, it is your opportunity to make your personal statement for history.
You Want to Assume the Financial Responsibility and Save Money
Planning ahead enables you to make financial arrangements to cover your monument costs. Purchasing a monument before the need arises means that you are utilizing today’s dollars. Like everything else, it will cost less now than in years to come.
You want to be self-reliant and have your affairs in order at the end of your life.
Taking care of your monument arrangements is a thoughtful and caring thing to do for your family. It is comforting to know that you have done all you can do to ease their burden. And you can be assured that they will appreciate that your caring for them continued after you are gone.