Written by Director, Gareth Coles:
The clocks have gone forward, the sun is out here in Cardiff – and traditionally, this is the time of year we think about spring-cleaning our homes, tidying up the garden and getting our affairs in order. Earlier this month I wrote about how, if you’re looking for a new beginning this spring, you might want to think about taking out a Pre-Paid Funeral Plan. Far from being a ‘morbid’ activity, pre-planning your funeral is in fact about taking control and getting peace of mind.Martin Lewis, the Money Saving Expert, who recently spoke openly of his experience of losing and grieving for his mother as a child, says this on the subject of planning:
Death can cause financial tragedies as well as grief. Yet planning for the end isn’t about being morbid. It’s about making crucial financial preparations to lessen the impact when it happens.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, listed in Martin’s top 20 tips for death planning, is taking out a Pre-Paid Funeral Plan, because they make financial sense. A Will can also be included in your plan to take care of that as well.
Whilst taking out a pre-paid funeral plan after 31st March will still be a sound financial decision and save you time and money – if you take out a plan before then, you’ll beat the industry-wide price rise which comes into effect in April.
(For more information about our Pre-Paid Plans and to compare prices, check out this dedicated page on our website, or get in touch with our team who will happily talk you through the process and your options, either on the phone or in person.)
Here at Coles, we’d really like to help you beat the price increase and save money – so if you book your free consultation to pre-plan your funeral before 31st March and start payment of your plan in April 2018, we will honour our current prices.