They say it’s a funny old world and this chimes true that the only inevitable aspect of life is death and taxes. So it’s little wonder when a single man speaks about these two things that people listen.
Who are we talking about and what subject?
Well it could only be Martin Lewis advice on funeral plans, the latter our website is most involved in.
Who Is Martin Lewis?
Very rarely do we find ourselves in an occupation in our more senior years that we haven’t had experience or learned to ply our trade in previously.
Martin Lewis is a character, an orator and is not afraid of public appearance or of getting his opinion across, backed by facts, in a common sense manner, which really helps people understand more complicated topics.
Martin has been a comedian, a leader of youth in a Student Union and trained to become a journalist. Having worked for the BBC, newspapers and in Television he found himself giving financial advice via two mediums consecutively, Simply Money, a satellite TV production that oddly enough went bust and then a writes column in a national newspaper.
This ‘experience’ and ability to portray the financial arena of loans, insurance and investments in the light that most see it. Following through by suggesting ways people could better save money on everything from the mundane, such as paying utilities to avoiding inheritance tax saw him start up a website called ‘Money Saving Expert.’
A location online he could call his own, backed up by knowledgeable staff and creative writers, where once again he’s Martin Lewis with advice on funeral plans and the associated garb that comes with the act of dying and leaving family members to find the money to pay for seeing you off in an appropriate and respectable fashion.
Funeral Plans And The Martin Lewis Philosophy
Everyone understands that people can’t avoid death but it’s something that humans in the West don’t deal too well with, despite the path we lead always ending up the same.
Whether because of emotions or the view that it won’t occur for some decades people leave their families and loved ons in financial turmoil at the time of their demise.
Why can families not discuss the topic of death?
This is the basis of Martin Lewis’ advice on funeral plans as well as proffering tips and assistance on how to avoid the bad side of a wrong investment that perhaps isn’t backed by the Funeral Planning Authority.
Martin isn’t a guru, neither does he have some God like view that no one else has, he simply has the medium to portray financial activities in a general and important way to ensure that even if you’re just switching utilities or opening a bank account or saving five pounds a month in a savings account that you’re not getting fiddled.
It’s the same when Martin Lewis suggests advice on funeral plans. How not to pay for a financial investment plan for a funeral if it’s not in a trust fund, or if what you’re actually buying is a whole of life, life insurance which sees you pay twice the amount for a funeral, when there are alternatives. Indeed some may have you pay until you die or are 90 years old and you’d pay a lot more in.
What our website and what Martin Lewis would like you to understand about funerals and any advice given, is that funeral plans were devised to be different from any other financial instrument. Pay for your funeral in advance in monthly instalments for a set period, see it linked to inflation by way of that company’s stock market investments but at the same time secured by private trustees. It’s common sense, invaluable advice that most should know already but understand better when simplified.