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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.

Money Stuff

Is Talk of Public Sector Pay Rubbish?

There has been a lot of comment recently about pay rises for public sector workers, and how they are the biggest wage rises they have had for years.

I think that these rises need to be put into context. And… Continue reading

How long could you survive with no income?

How long could you survive if you stopped earning money tomorrow? It’s a question that most financial advisers ask their clients pretty early in their relationship and the answers are often surprising. Most advisers reckon that people should have an… Continue reading

‘Only Fools and………”

I saw this advert for the first time last week. I’ve helped several Moneysucks readers who have unwittingly spent hundreds of pounds on this type of ‘free game’ but its the first time I’ve seen the advert for myself.

And… Continue reading

Should I stay or should I go?

Financial service regulators are becoming concerned about the risks consumers are taking with their pensions. Pension freedoms that were introduced a few years ago have led to a huge increase in the number of people transferring out of guaranteed pensions… Continue reading


The Daily Record's Mark McGivern has been doing some great work exposing the ticket touts who are ripping off sports and music fans. Let us know if you have been ripped-off by ticket touts when buying tickets for your favourite band or sporting event.

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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