If you have started looking at life insurance, even though you don't think that you are likely to die in the near future, you also want to consider where you want to be buried. It's important to make sure that you are ready for the unexpected event if it happens, and that you know what you want to be done with your body. Here are some of the things that you should consider looking into and getting if you want to buried, and if you know you want to be cremated. Even if you don't have a spouse, these are things to plan for:
At some point there will be no more room for cemeteries, no more properties to fill with bodies, and people will have to be cremated. If you worry that this could happen before you pass, then you want to find a cemetery that has available plots now. You often have to purchase the plots in pairs, but doing so will allow you to know for sure that you have a place to be buried when you pass.
Purchasing headstones in advance may seem odd, but if you find a sale or deal on stones, any time is a good time to buy. They can always be engraved at a later time with the dates of your life, or with information about your spouse or other details that you want etched on, and you can even have yours placed near the plots with just names and unfinished dates.
To be buried your body has to be embalmed, you have to pay for a casket and vault to go over the top of the casket, and then the labor to be put into the ground. Make sure that you have all of these estimated so that you know how to plan with your life insurance. If you get married later on, plan the additional costs for both of you.
If you are at an age where you are thinking of life insurance, you want to look at all of these details and expenses if you know that you want to be buried. You don't want to wait a couple of decades to find out that there isn't a location in your area for you to be buried, or that you can't have the final arrangements that you want because you didn't plan or budget for it right away.Share