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News on bbc

Fergus will be back on BBC on Wednesday next week on the John Beattie Show on BBC Radio Scotland just after the 1pm News with some great tips to help organise your money and understand your consumer rights.

Second home fiasco has to stop

So forty six of our MPs own property in London that they rent out at the same time as claiming expenses to stay in hotels when in the capital on parliamentary business.

I’m not sure how I feel about this.… Continue reading

Switching can be easy, and save you a fortune.

Switching bank accounts, utility companies, insurers doesn’t have to be difficult. It’s often one phone call and it can save us a fortune.

Check out our latest Sixty Second Tips on the benefits of switching here

The customer is always right – sometimes!

My bank called me recently to check some transactions on my credit card. We went through the most recent purchases and I told them they had missed one out – for a hotel I had stayed in the previous night.… Continue reading

Budget or Fudge it?

I sat and listened to the Chancellor’s entire speech this afternoon. Then Ed Miliband’s response. How can two people make the workings of the same economy sound so completely different?
George Osborne’s performance was pure theatre. A great scriptwriter produced… Continue reading

News

Great to hear that the Government's pensions guidance phone line has now opened. But do you understand the difference between 'advice' and 'guidance'? You need to before you call them. Listen to why it's important that you do here

Daily Record

Fergus is now writing a Money Doctor page for the Daily Record every Friday. This week he'll be looking at how to deal with bills you can't pay. How do you prioritise and what should you do id you're struggling to make ends meet.

Rachel’s money diary

From time to time musician Rachel Hair will be asking us questions about her money, and how she should manage it as a self-employed musician. We'll be asking a range of experts to answer her questions. In her first blog she is wondering how best to deal with the taxman following a trip her trio made to Belgium.

60 Second Tips

In a brand new series listen to and watch Fergus Muirhead here as he explains common money and consumer issues in less than one minute.

This series will build up over the next few months into a valuable library of money and consumer tips, all delivered in a simple and straightforward way.