plan for your own death

How to plan for your own death

Charles
Charles

Prepare for your future

There is nothing scarier than being struck with a sudden illness or issue that means that you are to be kept alive with the help of machines. No one wants to plan for their death, but it’s the one thing that we all have in common. Being struck with a sudden illness isn’t always the easiest thing to handle, but it’s something that does happen whether we like it or not. 

It may not sound like a fun thing to do, but planning for your death is something you have to do in the future if you can’t bring yourself to do it now. You have to consider what happens after your death, from the wake that your family will host for you to the personalized headstones that you want to order in advance. You need to use the voice that you have while you have it, and you won’t be able to speak up after you die, right? So, with this in mind, here are a few ways you can actively plan for death without wishing it upon yourself!

Tips on how to plan for your own death

  • Speak to the experts. We’re not talking psychic mediums, here! You need to speak to those who can give you the most information on your plans for death. You have to gather the information that you need about taking care of yourself when you are dying, or when you have a funeral to plan and pay for. If you speak to people who know what they’re doing, you’re going to ensure that you are prepared. Think about what you will need to be comfortable and happy no matter what, and write it all down.
  • Make your decisions formal ones. Your life decisions are made to make your day to day as easy as possible, so your decisions that you make about your health and your death should be set in stone and easy, too. Consider the important choices that you need to make about your funeral, your Will and how you want to manage your affairs. Once you make these decisions, you need to let others know that you have paperwork in place to help your life choices play out.
  • Keep updating your plans. If you have people listed in your Will, you will find that this will change as life moves forward. Some relationships are lost and others are impacted by loss. As your circumstances change in life, you will need to update all of your plans and paperwork. It’s important not to forget to do this, especially if you have nominated someone to care for your children and they aren’t around anymore.
  • Let someone know that you have written plans for your death and your funeral. It’s great to have all of these in place, but if you don’t tell someone that you’ve written them, how will they know your wishes? 

Plan for your own death and get your finances in order

If you have any family or dependents, or have amassed a large nest egg, you should begin to arrange a will. Since we never know when it’s our time, you should do this sooner than later. The more money and assets you have, the more professionals you should bring on board. Lawyers and accountants can save many headaches down the road. Life insurances can be a smart play for some, but the best hedge to protect those you love is to start investing aggressively right now. If you are invested in cryptocurrencies, you will want to have a plan of action for how your loved ones and beneficiaries can access your coins.

It’s not morbid to plan for your funeral – it’s going to happen one day – preparation is key in your future and funeral choices.

Charles
  • Currently located in China, teaching English and working towards Financial Freedom. I write about money, travel, personal development and more!

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