MARTIN Lewis says he “sits down and cries” over the coronavirus crisis as he strives to counsel families in need.
The founder of MoneySavingExpert has become the person to turn to for help in times of crisis, but it is not always easy.
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Speaking to The Observer, Martin said that he had been in tears “15 or 16 times” since the start of the UK coronavirus shutdown.
A large number of people have requested his financial expertise via social networks or MoneySavingExpert in the past two weeks.
As a result, he has accumulated 14 days of work to help British people facing poverty.
He said to The Observer, “When someone is desperate, and it is someone for whom I have no answer, it is when I am really upset.”
“I know I’m supposed to be the one who can answer questions – but sometimes there is no answer. “
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One plea came from a single mother whose employer wanted her to continue doing non-essential work.
This means that she should decide between not having the means to feed her children or taking them to work with her.
To fill the gaps in the system, Martin fought with the ministers to make changes and clarifications to the proposed support packages.
Right now, he prioritizes the most important information needs to help people.
The money guru said, “Many people face income destruction that is catastrophic for their financial and mental health. “
Although he generally fights for consumers, Martin said he feels sympathetic to businesses that have also been hit hard by the virus.
To help them, he urges buyers who can afford to accept coupons instead of refunds for unusable airline and theater tickets.
A few weeks ago, Martin created his own fund for charities helping people affected by the coronavirus and he wants the wealthy to donate.
The money guru said examples of worthwhile projects could include food banks, charities engaged in community aid, and those offering financial assistance.
In addition, he urged the British who are not struggling financially to donate money to help people during the coronavirus crisis.
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