IN AUSTRALIA our culture is somewhat death-denying. It is not a subject that we like to talk about; yet for all of us death and funerals are inevitable. Here we address some common funeral misconceptions about funeral planning.
I Don’t Care What Happens To Me When I Die
While that may be true, it’s not fair to leave your family with all of the decisions during a time of grief. Taking a few minutes to get things in writing can save your family time, money and unnecessary grief. When there is a death, reason and logic are hard to come by due to grief. Decisions need to be made about what type of funeral you want AND how to handle your money and estate.
- Do you want to be buried or cremated?
- How much money should be spent on your funeral?
- How would you like to say your final goodbye?
- How do you want to be remembered?
These are some of the questions only you can answer.
I Don’t Want To Think About My Death
Who does? Much like making a will, pre-planning is another great way to safeguard those you love and provide security for your family. You make all the decisions in advance so in the event you pass, thing’s run smoothly and your loved ones can focus on celebrating your life and grieving as they should.
That’s something to think about
My Family Will Handle It. They Know My Wishes
Maybe you have mentioned in passing that you’d like to be cremated or where you want your funeral, but most families when they come to us without a plan feel overwhelmed and confused, trying to remember their loved one’s wishes among the surge of grief. Sometimes this even causes turmoil and family disagreements during this painful time. It’s much more considerate and economical to make plan your own arrangements in advance.
It just makes sense
I’m Too Busy To Plan My Funeral
We all are and no one wants to take their spare time to plan a funeral that they don’t foresee anytime soon, but no family has ever regretted that their loved one made pre-arrangements. In fact, it’s a gift you give your family in their time of need.
Take a few minutes out of your day today to give a gift of love
I Don’t Have The Money Right Now To Pay For My Funeral
Unlike a funeral purchased at the time of death, pre-arrangement allows you to choose from a variety of payment options as well as lock in todays prices, safeguarding your family from inflation. It removes the financial burden from your loved ones. We can help you make a payment plan that is right for you.
You can’t afford NOT to plan ahead
My Insurance Will Take Care Of My Funeral
Ha! No insurance policy dictates where to have a funeral or how much to spend on it. It simply provides the finances. Without a plan, money intended for a child’s education or a widow’s income could be spent on funeral services. Simply having your wishes on file with us can prevent emotional turmoil for you family.
Don’t assume your insurance will handle it; it will just end up burdening the ones you love most
I’m Going To Be Cremated Anyway
You may have stated your desire to be cremated in your will. The problem is, many times, your will isn’t read until long after the funeral takes place. Then, it’s too late for your wishes to be carried out. And, your will probably doesn’t state whether you’d like a service or where you want your ashes to be scattered.
You guarantee you get what you want by making your own arrangements
I Don’t Know Where To Have My Funeral Since This Is Not My Hometown
Perhaps you grew up in another town and still consider that “home” or you are thinking of moving there in the future and are uncertain where you will have your funeral. You can make all the decisions about the details of your funeral arrangements on our site and that plan can be accessed online, anywhere, anytime.
Either way, getting your wishes in writing is wise no matter where you live
The Government Will Take Care Of Me
The death of a close family member can have a big impact upon your income. To help you adjust and depending on your individual financial circumstances, you may qualify for a Bereavement Payment if you were receiving an eligible social security payment at the time of your loved one’s death. However, claim processing takes time and important details and decisions will still need to be made.
Your family will still have to make arrangements during an emotional time
I Don’t Know Who To Trust, Where To Start Or What To Do
That’s easy! If you want to plan your funeral in advance, are uncomfortable with searching for a funeral director, don’t know who to trust, want to save money or simply wish to avoid a sales focused environment, then eziFunerals would be suitable for you.
Don’t wait. Call eziFunerals today!
eziFunerals is a free consumer advocacy and funeral planning platform that supports individuals and families cope with end of life decisions, death and funerals. We are an independent, Australian-owned and operated company, and are not a subsidiary of any other corporation. We are not part of any other funeral company. Founded by consumers frustrated by how difficult it was to get independent information, eziFunerals supports consumers plan a funeral, compare prices and select the right funeral director anywhere, anytime.