With the arrival of the new year spurring us to make changes in our lives, here’s how you can make sure 2018 is the year you get your affairs in order.
What’s your new year’s resolution this year? Perhaps it’s something to do with getting fit, exploring a hobby you’ve always wanted to try or making touch with old friends. New year, as we know, is the perfect time for making a switch to your life or pursuing something you’ve long dreamed about. And with this renewed energy to get our lives sorted also comes the ideal opportunity to start getting your affairs in order.
It’s so easy to keeping putting off the thought of arranging a funeral plan year after year but with the cost of funerals set to continue to rise, it could really pay off to make 2018 the year you finally tick this off your to-do list. What’s more getting a funeral plan sorted now means you can give your family the reassurance that everything is sorted and paid for when the time comes, meaning they don’t have to worry about it for the rest of the year and beyond.
Make a start by thinking about the kind of send-off you’d really like, including whether you’d prefer burial or cremation and where you’d like this to be take place. Take time to discuss this with family and friends, perhaps digging out old photos and mementoes of your life you might like to be shared at your funeral to make it more of a nostalgic, family activity for a rainy winter day.
January is also a good time to take a good look at your finances and work out how much you’d like to put aside towards a funeral plan. Go through savings accounts, current accounts and refresh yourself on your pension and mortgage arrangements. A meeting with your bank or a financial advisor could help you work all this out if you’re not sure. Once you have a budget settled, our funeral planning partners, Avalon, have a huge range of funeral plans available at different price points, all of which can be paid for in full or in instalments
All of this means that while the new year’s resolutions of diets and gym membership may end up passing by the wayside within a few months, your resolution of sorting your affairs out will make a difference to your and your family’s life for far, far longer.
Yours have teamed up with Avalon, the trusted funeral plan specialists, to ensure our readers can access a range of flexible, affordable plans and specialist guidance throughout.
Don’t leave it too late! Request your FREE copy of the Yours Guide to Pre-Paid Funeral Plans, or to book your no-obligation home appointment to find out more, call 0800 088 2308 or visit www.yours.co.uk/funeralplanning