The cost of dying – don’t leave your loved ones to cover the shortfall

Nobody likes talking about death, but with the cost of dying at an all-time high, planning a funeral will relieve a lot of pressure for your nearest and dearest.

Imagine the grief of losing a loved one, compounded by the stress of meeting funeral costs. It happens all too often. In 2018, a reported 62% of people had put money aside for their funeral. Of those that had, many did not put aside enough and over a third of families had to make up the shortfall.

According to SunLife’s latest Cost of Dying Report, in 2018, the average cost of a funeral in the UK was £4,271. Add in professional fees and the price of a good send-off, and the total cost of dying jumped to £9,204.

If this figure continues to rise at the current rate, the average cost of dying could reach over £10,000 in just three years’ time.

Having a funeral plan in place helps remove the emotional burden and much of the financial worry from your next of kin at a time in their lives when they are least able to cope.

Planning your funeral doesn’t have to be stressful. Talk to your loved ones about what you want – and plan a perfect send-off. Funeral costs vary throughout the country, so look into how much your ideal funeral would cost in your area.

At Crystal, we can help you pre-plan, design and pay for all your end of life services – so there’ll be no unnecessary distress for your loved ones. You can fix the costs at today’s prices too.

We’re trusted experts who believe it’s never okay to get bad advice. Ours is clear, straightforward and honest. Get in touch for a free no-obligation consultation – and see how we can help you and your family enjoy peace of mind. Call us on 01270 444066 or visit our Financial Well-Being website.

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