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.

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.

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How taxing can a tax rebate be?

Under the ‘What will happen’ section of the form I was then told that "The Tax Repayment Agency will retain 40% excluding VAT for processing and administration. Terms & Conditions at www.taxrebate.co.uk\terms.pdf" Forty percent! Wow. for doing something that I could do myself! Continue reading

Pensions – how the Chancellor fudged the changes

The Government, in particular George Osborne who was Chancellor at the time, made it all sound really attractive when he stood up on Budget day and announced the changes. ‘It’s you money, you should be able to do what you like with it’ was what he seemed to be saying and while, within limits, that’s the case what the Chancellor didn’t explain very well Continue reading

Credit Cards – Consolidate on not?

I get lots of questions from readers asking whether they should consolidate existing debts into one new loan. It can often seem like a good idea – having one loan with one bank or other lender might be easier to… Continue reading

Don’t treat us like kids and we won’t ……..

Here’s one example. I was on a flight last week, I won’t embarrass the airline by naming them here, and when we landed and the seat belt signs went out we all stood up to get our luggage out of the overhead compartments. We were Continue reading

News

What do you think about the supermarket story that BBC has been running all week? Obviously the supermarkets ned to take more care with their ticketing and pricing policies but should we as consumers be more careful as well?

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.