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If you’re like most people, you aren’t eager to spend time thinking about what would happen if you became unable to direct your own medical care because of illness, an accident, or advanced age. However, if you don’t do at least a little bit of planning — writing down your wishes about the kinds of […]

Your health care directives — including your living will and power of attorney for health care — might be the most important estate planning documents you ever make. Giving your family clear, written direction about your end-of-life wishes can spare them anguish — and make sure you get the kind of care you want. With […]

The 4 legal documents every adult should have One part of being responsible to your family and friends is having the right legal documents in place to protect them if something happens to you. Most people procrastinate doing this because they think it’ll be expensive or time consuming–and, of course, preparing for tragedy isn’t cheery.…

Day 19

Burial or Cremation

Welcome to Day 19! 

Today you will compile details regarding your wishes and any arrangements that you have made for your burial or cremation.

If you have the Yup I’m Dead…Now What? Book, you can find it in Chapter 22.

Your loved ones will want to know whether you want your body to be buried or cremated. You can help even more by making arrangements in advance. The two reasons to consider this are emotions and expense. By doing some planning now, you can reduce stress for your loved ones, and it can be significantly less expensive by making arrangements now instead of later.

Read: Choosing Burial or Cremation

Read: Burial or Cremation

Once you decide which is best for you, you will need decide how you want your remains disposed of. You will also need to decide if you want a casket or urn, headstone, monument or marker, and if you wish to include clothing, and accessories.

There are a number of resources to help you. Our goal is to get you to plan ahead, document your wishes and location of pertinent documents, so that your Family is not burdened with stressful decisions during difficult times.

Resources:

Be sure to include any documents, information about benefits, photographs or other details regarding your disposition.

It’s a good idea to review your final arrangements occasionally—at least once every few years—to make sure they still accurately reflect your wishes. In particular, review your plans if you move to another state or change your mind about any details related to the disposition of your remains. When you make changes, remember to update this Chapter of your Book.

You’re really sailing now!

Next up – Day 20 – Funeral and Memorial Services 

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