"The cost of a funeral is a transaction. Thoughtful planning in advance is priceless." Funeral Planning Making decisions and planning in advance of a death does not ease the burden of the loss, but it certainly makes all that happens next less complicated. Talking as a family, making educated decisions, considering options, evaluating associated costs and selecting a funeral home are never easy conversations. However, the measure of difficulty increases significantly once the death has occurred if no planning is done. Planning in advance does not suggest that you have to pay in advance. It simply allows you time to think clearly, organize information and prepare a path to follow. It begins with a conversation, a trusted advisor and the use of planning tools that transition into a planB4. Email Us Funeral PlanningUpdated on 2018-08-30T12:18:44+00:00, by shaneyork13.