Retirement planning is a critical step to taking control of your life, hopefully achieving the financial freedom to allow you to focus on other things. With a lot of decisions to be made at this time, it is easy to forget the simple things, such as estate and funeral planning. Feedback from families at Catholic Cemeteries and Crematoria, say that preplanning your funeral is an important part of feeling in charge at this stage of life. It ensures that your funeral is conducted as you wish to be remembered and as a reflection of your personality, your life and spirituality.
The key decisions of importance to families when planning their funeral is in
- Choice of burial v cremation
- Simplicity of plan and inclusions
- Denomination, celebration of faith
“We understand that for a lot of people, not knowing how to organise a funeral, or not believing they have the money, is stopping them from making their plans”, says CEO Peter O’Meara, “and we are working to help educate people on how to arrange their funeral, as well as making it more affordable to prepay, so that people can get on with enjoying their retirement, knowing their funeral and family is taken care of.”