We all love to save money. Whether it’s a coupon cut from a newspaper or a special offer via the internet, bagging a great deal and successfully living on a shoestring is enough to put a smile on the face of the most frugal among us.
Whichever way you like to save, it’s never too late to pocket a few extra pounds – until you’re dead, of course.
This may sound unnecessarily morose, but when it comes to death it’s not only the thriftiest bargain hunters who have the ability to save before time runs out.
And while savings can be made on cheaper coffins, less expensive flowers or smaller service rooms, for many, the realisation that they can pay for their funeral now affords the most wallet friendly option.
Although you can’t take your cash with you, it’s still prudent to plan your own funeral and ensure your family has complete peace of mind that your financial affairs – and your funeral wishes – are in order.
Not only that, but your reputation as the parsimonious sort can live on from beyond the grave.
By opting for a pre-paid funeral plan, then, you’re given a secure and cost-effective way of arranging your funeral and paying for it in advance at today’s prices. Considering the cost of the average funeral is set to rise to more than £5,600 in 2020, paying in advance offers a substantial saving.
Additionally, by planning well in advance, it makes things much easier for your loved ones at such an emotionally charged time. Everything from your funeral director, the flowers and even the songs played at the service will be taken care of courtesy of the plan.
Regardless of your budget, a pre-paid funeral plan can be tailor-made to fit your particular preferences, and any changes you might like can be done at a later date.