Cemetery, funeral, and monument arrangements can be done in advance, and I highly recommend doing just that. It may be uncomfortable to deal with these things for yourself or relatives while still alive, but it will definitely make things easier for you if you take care of them under calm circumstances. Families have enough to deal with when a loved one passes on, and the last thing you should worry about is working with cemeteries and funeral homes at the time. Pre-need arrangements can help to take the burden away from family members, and can often times save you money by locking in the current arrangement rates as asset price, regardless of when you or your loved ones pass on.
Another benefit to completing one’s own arrangements, is that personal preference can be taken into consideration. Your family members don’t have to guess what it is that you would want on your bronze marker, or what kind of casket you would like to be buried in. Most people are surprised at how relieved they feel knowing that no one else is going to have to worry about taking care of their arrangements.
I can’t say this enough: Majority of people plan for retirement from the day they begin to work, making sure that they have enough money to enjoy life after their working years are over. The same should go for final arrangements.