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Fergus will be back on the John Beattie Show on BBC Radio Scotland on Wednesday just after the 1pm news with some great tips to help organise your money and understand your consumer rights. This week he'll be looking at the best way to spring clean your finances at the beginning of a new tax year. 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.

Budgeting Stuff

Theresa talks money – Part 2.

In the second of our conversations with BBC Scotland’s Theresa Talbot we find out a bit more about what she does with her money at the moment and we set her some tasks to complete.

She also talks pineapples and… Continue reading

Don’t forget the budget basics.

One of the most common comments that you hear people making about budgeting, and the one thing that puts people off the idea of ever doing one, is that it is about not spending money!

But that is simply not… Continue reading

Credit Unions: A real alternative to banks

I took advantage of a very kind invitation from CUNA Mutual to speak at their Scottish Credit Union Conference recentl at Glasgow Science Centre. It certainly was an eye-opener as speaker after speaker talked in glowing terms about the… Continue reading

I can’t afford my council tax. What are my options?

Friends can give us great advice on where to go on holiday, the latest up and coming restaurant to eat in, even what shops we should use to update our wardrobe, but when it comes to something as important as… Continue reading


It looks as if the Financial conduct Authority might be about to take action to help so-called 'mortgage prisoners', borrowers who have loans with companies that are no longer trading.

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.

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