Planning Your Budget With A Funeral Home
If you’ve ever purchased a house, you know a thing or two about budgets. You needed to make sure you could afford the mortgage along with other bills on a monthly basis. It’s smart to plan and budget ahead. If you’re in a spot where you’d like to contact funeral homes in Charleston, IL to pre-plan your final services, those will also need a budget. Here are a few tips to help you in planning your budget ahead of time with a funeral home’s help.
Tip 1: Look At The Options
Before you can decide what you do or don’t want and what you can or cannot afford, you need to know what the options are. Luckily, funeral homes have a completely transparent pricing system. They will present you with packages that you can choose between. Those packages are all inclusive with a bottom line clearly listed. OF course, you can customize anything you want and change anything around, but if you see a general package you appreciate, it can help you figure out what the budget needs to be, in its most basic form.
Tip 2: Decide What You Want
Once you know what the options are, you can start to decide what you want for your final services. If you want to keep things simple, direct cremation might be the right move for you. If you like traditional, a regular burial and funeral service may be the right choice. What you want is going to greatly determine the costs. Once you look over the options with the funeral home, you might have an idea what direction you want to take…possibly based in part on costs.
Tip 3: Decide On A Budget Plan
Just because you’re in the process of making final service plans doesn’t mean you have to pay for them upfront. If you can and you’d like to, you certainly can and there are distinct advantages to that. But if you simply want to budget for the plan, you can start to put that into place as well. Perhaps put a little aside in a fund every month so once your time comes, you’ll have enough in the fund to pay for your services. Or, start to save and then pay the funeral home as soon as you have enough so you can pay today’s prices instead of whatever they will be in the future. The choices are completely yours.
These are a few tips to help you plan your budget for your own final services with funeral homes in Charleston, IL. If you’d like to start looking into options, contact Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home Ltd by calling (217) 234-8828 to set up a time to come in and talk to the funeral director. We’re located at 1200 Wabash Ave, Mattoon, IL 61938 and we’d love to show you the packages we offer along with the rest of our facilities so you can start to get ideas that might work well for you.