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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.

Avoid it or evade it What’s the difference?

We really need to make sure that we use the correct terminology when discussing tax, particularly in relation to tax avoidance and tax evasion. It’s really quite simple. Tax avoidance is legal and tax evasion is not. Tax avoidance is… Continue reading

Ten top tips to help you save. Part 1

It’s easy sometimes to forget the seasons we should be saving, and the benefits of doing so. so I’ve put together ten tip tips to help you. Here’s 1 to 5. The rest will follow next week.

An interesting comparison between buying and leasing your car

I wrote recently about the different options available when you come to buy your next car. It’s an important decision that most of us have to make, and shouldn’t be taken lightly, or without research.

I found this great article… Continue reading

When is advice not advice?

Look at the leaflet at the bottom of this post, and apologies for the poor quality of the photo. It’s on display in Royal Bank of Scotland branches in Glasgow.

 The ‘protection consultant’ is going to ‘help work out… Continue reading

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.


With the results of the Greek referendum now in, BBC News takes a look at the market, surprisingly resilient so far!.

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.