News on bbc

Fergus will be back on BBC on Wednesday this 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. Catch up on previous shows here

Moneysucks for musicians

Have a look at the first part of our new series on how musicians can best maximise and protect their income from their own words and music.

Moneysucks? is:

Do companies understand their customers?

There are some organisations that stand out as providers of great customer service but there are still far too many that fall woefully short when it comes to providing happy experiences for their customers.

One of the areas in which… Continue reading

Does small print get you down?

Do you read all of the Terms and Conditions of every insurance policy that you buy? Should you have to? The answer to both questions, given that I’m told the average policy document comes with something like 25,000 words, should… Continue reading

Should the profit we make on our homes be taxed?

More and more youngsters are really struggling to get their foot on the housing ladder, and the average age of first time buyers will soon be the same as the average age of retirees.

There is, unfortunately, no simple solution… Continue reading

Nostalgia ain’t what it used to be.

My mum was born in 1931 and one of the birthday cards she received on a recent birthday listed the price of everyday goods the year she was born. It made fascinating reading:

Petrol – 7p a gallon
6 Eggs… Continue reading

News

Facebook and Twitter have long been full of posts and tweets telling us that we don't need to worry, or pay, if we get stung with 'parking charge notices' from private companies. According to a recent Scottish judgement we might have to think again on this issue.

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.