What can I do now to plan for my funeral?

Answer: Perhaps the most important thing to do is to have an open discussion with your family about your, and their, needs for your funeral.  Your local funeral home can provide you with booklets to aid you in collecting necessary information as well as provide you with funeral options that you may not have considered.  Another step you could choose to take now is to pre-pay a funeral account. Your funeral director can help set up a funeral policy that is handled by an insurance company.  This means your account is not permanently linked to any specific funeral home and will follow you if you decide to move. You may also choose to use another funeral home with no penalties. These accounts can be set up as either monthly payments or a lump sum and will accrue interest annually. The interest gained will usually cover any market inflation over the course of the policy. Your funeral director can answer any further questions you may have.