WHY PLAN AHEAD

 

Peace of Mind

Peace of mind is a priceless gift for you and for your loved ones.

Grief is unique and acute. Some people find it very hard to make mindful and permanent decisions in a deep state of grief. 

Trying to guess and imagine what a loved one would want, and not want, and to be faced with a series of important decisions that were not previously considered or budgeted for on a short deadline can be an arduous task.

Consider planning ahead and give your loved ones the freedom to mourn with the knowledge that all-important decisions have been made already in accordance with your wishes, and that expenses have been covered.

Not only will you be remembered and honored in the way that you wish, but you will be honoring those who you love by giving them the gift of freedom from decisions and expense in their time of loss and mourning.

Personal Choice

Funerals are deeply personal expressions of the deceased. Arrangements for funerals are most often made after the time of death and based on many factors, from individual values to religion to available budget, and the style and taste of the person who is tasked with making the decisions.

 

There is an option to make one's own arrangements by pre-planning.

Pre-planning provides you with the time needed to make measured, thoughtful, practical, and detailed decisions. Your final arrangements will reflect your own standards, lifestyle, taste, and budget.

When you preplan you can select your own final resting place, inscriptions, and essentials. 


Your detailed instructions about flowers, food, music, photos, readings, and anything else can all be pre-organized and filed away safely.

You can pre-arrange as much as you would like and the choices you make will be carried out as planned.

Lower Costs

Funerals can be surprisingly costly. There are many factors that contribute to the price of a funeral.

Much like with weddings, there is a huge range of costs that can be associated with a funeral, depending on the many detailed choices of the person who arranges the funeral. 

When you pre-plan your own funeral, you're the one making the important decisions, and we'll help you navigate through all of the options and build a plan that works best for you, your wishes, and your budget.

 

 Once you finalize your plan, we can advise you of the total cost and we can make a payment-plan together.

You can pay in advance, in full when you make the arrangements locking in the current price to save money, or we can open a payment plan where you can pay off the costs over a period of time. You can also simply leave your wishes in a file for when they are needed.

 

You do not have to set aside funds for your plan, but by doing so you protect yourself and your loved ones against escalating funeral costs. 

 

GETTING STARTED IS EASY

Most of us plan ahead in life. We plan for our wedding, our children's education, family vacations, and other significant expected life events. We also plan for the unexpected events of life by purchasing home, auto, medical, and life insurance. Understanding the benefits of pre-planning has prompted many to take the step to plan their own arrangements.

Please call us at (609) 695-1868 to set up an appointment to discuss pre-planning with a caring professional. Or, use our simple online planner to get started now.

Christopher Merlino, Manager, NJ Lic. no. 4079​

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