Pre-planning your funeral can save you money + reduce your legal fees
Most of us don’t plan for our own funerals, right? Well it’s a fact that we don’t! And that will cost us all dearly – the funeral industry will certainly take your hard earned money as it is a billion pound industry. Please feel free to contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
But it’s the pre-planning of funerals and being knowledgeable of the potential costs that can save you money.
The UK funeral average cost is at just above £3000. That’s an average and a fairly run-of-the-mill funeral. So the chances are yours could cost a lot more.
Ask people in this predicament and most will generally infer that shopping around for a best funeral deal is frugal, uncaring and possibly a stigma.
But it makes sense to shop around when there is £1000’s involved. You wouldn’t buy your car without shopping around; comparing prices and features would you? So why not do the same for your funeral services?
So get wise and start planning and comparing funeral costs now and you’ll soon see where you can save quite a few pounds.
Money Saving on Funerals
1) Know Your Buying Rights
There are odd consumer rules with funerals, what can be sold where and by who. Be careful of the Funeral Service that insists you buy the ‘hardware’ from them, such as headstones, caskets and flowers as part of the ‘deal’ price. Find out more about funeral directors.
2) Talk Costs To Friends and Relatives
Whilst we may talk about attending a funeral, rarely do we enquire of friends and loved ones what costs were involved… was it worth the cost… would they recommend a service provider and if not, why not?
By talking to these people you get a better idea of what is involved in funeral planning costs, who to approach and where help may be found. Do this early so you can formulate your strategy…. fore warned is fore armed right?
3) Get help with your funeral costs
You can start prepayment plans to pay small monthly amounts to the build up to your funeral. FuneralGuide.co.uk provides a host of information in the Birmingham area regarding funeral costs, choosing a funeral director and more. For more information, visit funeralguide.co.uk.