You can be sure that you’ll save some money when you plan a Burnsville, MN cremation rather than a traditional funeral service. But you can increase the savings quite a bit more if you opt for direct cremation, a type of cremation that strips out all the extras.
What will you do with all the money you save? Here are some recommendations for what you can do with money saved by choosing direct cremation.
Leave Money to Loved Ones
You can leave more money to your loved ones if you spend less on your body disposition. Whether it’s a sibling who you are especially close to, children who you want to ensure are well cared for, or even friends whose companionship you cherish, you can leave them a monetary token of your love, care, and appreciation.
Leave Money to Take Care of Debt
It’s great to be able to live debt-free, but not everyone is able to. If you want to ensure that your loved ones are not left shouldering any of your debts, leave some money behind to square your accounts.
Leave Money to Special Causes
Are there any special causes that you currently support with your time or money? Perhaps it’s a local food bank or soup kitchen. Maybe it’s a shelter for abandoned or abused animals, or maybe it’s an organization seeking to raise awareness about environmental issues. Whatever the cause is, you can use money saved during the cremation preplanning process to support it.
Leave Money to Pay for the Memorial
Are you open to there being a memorial to commemorate your life after your cremation? You might want to leave some money behind to help your family foot the bill for such an event. If this is the case, earmark some of the money saved during the preplanning process and ensure that your loved ones know that they’re to use this saved money to cover memorial expenses.
Leave the Money to Support Whoever will Take Care of Your Pets
Do you have a pet that will need a new home after you die? First of all, you should remember this when writing up a will so that the person you choose is named. You can also leave some money behind to help with the expenses of taking care of a dog, cat, or any other kind of animal. You’ll save plenty of money by preplanning a cremation over a funeral. So ensure that some of that money goes towards helping the new owners of your beloved pets.
You can certainly save l lot of your hard-earned money by going the direct cremation route. Call us at Scott County Cremation, a provider of cremation for Burnsville, MN residents, to learn more about the benefits of preplanning and about how much you stand to save. Call us at (952) 402-9000 for a free, no-obligation consultation. You can also stop by our office 833 S. Marschall Road, Shakopee, MN 55379 to discuss preplanning or to ask whatever questions you want.