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How to Plan Your Own Funeral

October 11, 2016

From the Kiplinger Magazine website

kiplinger-02The best way to plan your funeral is to do it yourself, even if you won’t be there. Your loved ones will be eternally grateful.

Americans are rethinking how they observe their demise. Not so long ago, a proper funeral consisted of a viewing (usually with an open casket) or visitation one day, followed by the funeral service another day, followed immediately by the procession to the cemetery. But last year, nearly half of Americans who died were cremated, according to the Cremation Association of North America, and the number is expected to keep growing. That allows families to forgo the traditional trappings and hold a memorial event whenever, wherever and however it suits them.

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