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The importance of funeral planning

Funeral Planning is so much more than just arranging a funeral. It's more than choosing hymns or organising flowers. What will happen to your house, your possessions, your cat or dog; who will pay your bills?

Wouldn't it be better if you made all the decisions beforehand and set aside the money to pay for it all? Wouldn't it be great to know that when the time comes you have taken care of everything and that your family has one less thing to worry about?

A growing number of Over 50s are realising the value of putting plans in place in advance and making funeral planning part of their every day financial planning arrangements.

When it comes to choosing the best pre-payment option, our guides, information and comparisons on a wide choice of funeral plans and over 50 life insurance will help you decide on a plan that meets both your needs and your budget.

Whether you are looking for a plan for yourself or a parent, you will find everything you need to help you make the right decision with our free no obligation advice on hand if you prefer to talk through your options. And we provide information and comparisons on under 50 funeral plans too.

From writing a Will to selecting a funeral director; from deciding between cremation or burial, we can help you with it all. On top of that we have a wide range of funeral planning payment options to choose from.

At almost £3,600, the cost of dying is expensive; legal fees, funeral directors, doctors,cremation, burial fees - the list goes on, so it makes sense to think about how these increasing costs will be covered, removing the financial burden from your family.


Over50choices can help you with all your funeral planning matters, so you can get on with the important business of enjoying life.

Here are some questions we often hear, that may help you:
  • I don't like talking about dying
    • No one likes talking about dying, except funeral directors of course. The great thing about funeral planning is once you’ve done it, you can forget about dying and never have to mention it again

      It really doesn’t have to be a bleak subject. Talking about your wishes and comparing them to those closest to you can be quite enlightening. Deep down most of us know whether we prefer to be buried or cremated so this can be a good starting point. Is there somewhere special you would like your ashes scattered, would you prefer a big elaborate wooden coffin, a wicker one or just the cheapest one available, is there a favourite hymn or piece of music that should be played?

      Whether it’s a father who wants his daughters to trudge to the top of a favourite mountain to scatter the ashes or a friend who wants everyone to where pink at the funeral whilst dancing to Abba’s greatest hits, they are good conversations to have!

      So don’t be afraid to start talking about it. Like many things, the longer you put it off, the more difficult these decisions become so why not do it now and get it out of the way! You’ll feel a lot better for doing it!

  • I don't need to put plans in place
    • Ask yourself, does your wife, husband, son or daughter know what type of funeral you would like or when asked by the funeral director will they be left scratching their head?

      Are they aware of a special piece of jewellery you would like them to keep or is there a danger that it may go to a greedy relative who in truth you have never really liked? Do they know that you would like your body donated to science or your money to the local cats’ home?

      For so many reasons sharing your wishes with your family is a kind thing to do! The grieving process is bad enough without them having to second guess what you would have wanted. Whether it is a Will, a Funeral Plan, a letter or just a list of instructions, it will lighten the load and even though you’re not around anymore, help your family will feel supported.

  • Am I too young to plan?
    • The chances are you're not! Whether you are 50, 60 or 70, it doesn't matter. In fact it is far easier and more straightforward to put plans in place when you are younger! If you spend a bit of time planning now, you’ll have ticked that box so you don't have to think about it again.

      Modern life is quite complicated. Today’s world is not what it used to be – divorce rates are higher, families are often extended and the traditional picture of being married with two children has almost disappeared. In this rather confusing world, doing something as simple as writing a Will can be a great start. It can help clarify so many issues that will only rear their head when you die. You can then be certain that things will be taken care of when you’ve gone rather than leaving it to chance.

      It’s also worth taking a look at paying for a funeral. It may just help you decide the best way to ease the cost of it all. Are you saying ‘Why me? I’m only 50; I don’t need to plan a funeral’? According to the Office of National Statistics (ONS), 28,000 people died in their 50’s in 2010. What’s more, 60,000 people in their 60’s died in the same year! Are you now sitting there saying ‘It won’t happen to me’? Unfortunately sometimes it does! Surely it’s worth it for the sake of a couple of hours of paperwork?

  • My family will deal with things
    • Yes, we offer national coverage throughout the UK, so it doesn’t matter where you live – there will always be a funeral director local to you.

      Not only do they have the funeral to sort out and pay for, they also have to work out what happens to your possessions which without a Will can open up a real can of worms. We’ve all heard stories about even the closest of families feuding over what happens to a treasured piece of furniture, painting or clock! And don’t forget, all this is happening whilst they are still trying to come to terms with you not being around anymore – that’s tough!

      So why do we do it? Why not make the decisions beforehand so they don’t have to. After all, wouldn’t it be great to know that when the time comes you have taken care of everything so they have one less thing to worry about?

  • I can't afford to plan
    • It’s difficult thinking about the future, let alone planning for a time when you are no longer around? Dying is an expensive business and unfortunately unavoidable! It will happen one day so can we afford ‘not’ to think about it?

      When the time comes who will pay for the funeral, sort out the paper work and any outstanding bills? You may think you have it covered with savings or the sale of your house but is it that straight forward? The fact that you’re reading this means you’ve started thinking about the impact dying will have on those around you or perhaps have a nagging doubt.

      Well you’ve come to the right place. Our Funeral Costs section will help you get a clear picture of what is involved; then take a look at Paying for a Funeral which explores the different ways you can cover these costs. You’ll soon see if everything is in hand or if there’s a better course of action for you to take. Then you can relax!

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