Clever About Cash [Radio Scotland]

Episodes

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Bringing Up Baby2020021720200222 (RS)

Kim McAllister gathers together some parents to discuss the costs of raising a family. Miriam Adcock and Harriet Brace from Zero Waste Scotland explain the environmental and financial benefits of buying second hand toys. Usman Yaseen demonstrates his new Sonik Pocket app which aims to teach children the value of money. Benjamin Napier from the Citizen's Advice Bureau talks us through your options if a business you've bought from goes into administration. Money Coach Eileen Adamson asks if Premium Bonds are still a good investment?

Practical, easy to execute advice about cutting the cost of raising a family.

Practical, easy to execute advice which really will make a difference to your pocket.

Dealing with Debt20190520

Hate talking about money? Does the word ‘pension’ make your pulse race for all the wrong reasons and even the mention of an ISA hurt your brain? Good, you’re not alone! We’re about to take the fear out of the word finance and make you feel good about being money smart. Packed with real, practical, easy to execute advice which really will make a difference to your pocket, this fun and fast paced weekly half hour is designed to make you feel fit to face up to whatever money worry the contemporary world throws at you.

Practical, easy to execute advice which really will make a difference to your pocket.

Dealing with Debt2019052020190525 (RS)

Hate talking about money? Does the word ‘pension’ make your pulse race for all the wrong reasons and even the mention of an ISA hurt your brain? Good, you’re not alone! We’re about to take the fear out of the word finance and make you feel good about being money smart. Packed with real, practical, easy to execute advice which really will make a difference to your pocket, this fun and fast paced weekly half hour is designed to make you feel fit to face up to whatever money worry the contemporary world throws at you.

Practical, easy to execute advice which really will make a difference to your pocket.

Financial Health Check20190513

Hate talking about money? Does the word ‘pension’ make your pulse race for all the wrong reasons and even the mention of an ISA hurt your brain? Good, you’re not alone! We’re about to take the fear out of the word finance and make you feel good about being money smart. Packed with real, practical, easy to execute advice which really will make a difference to your pocket, this fun and fast paced weekly half hour is designed to make you feel fit to face up to whatever money worry the contemporary world throws at you. Kim McAllister sits down with her friends at the kitchen table to discuss their spending habits. Financial Coach Eileen Adamson shows us how to improve our credit score. A professional complainer gives us tips on getting your money back. We visit a credit union in Craigmiller, Edinburgh to find out how it helps the local community. We hear how the latest apps developed in Scotland can be used to manage our money better.

Practical, easy to execute advice which really will make a difference to your pocket.

Financial Health Check2019051320190518 (RS)

Hate talking about money? Does the word ‘pension’ make your pulse race for all the wrong reasons and even the mention of an ISA hurt your brain? Good, you’re not alone! We’re about to take the fear out of the word finance and make you feel good about being money smart. Packed with real, practical, easy to execute advice which really will make a difference to your pocket, this fun and fast paced weekly half hour is designed to make you feel fit to face up to whatever money worry the contemporary world throws at you. Kim McAllister sits down with her friends at the kitchen table to discuss their spending habits. Financial Coach Eileen Adamson shows us how to improve our credit score. A professional complainer gives us tips on getting your money back. We visit a credit union in Craigmiller, Edinburgh to find out how it helps the local community. We hear how the latest apps developed in Scotland can be used to manage our money better.

Practical, easy to execute advice which really will make a difference to your pocket.

First Home2020030920200314 (RS)

Money Coach Eileen Adamson joins Stuart as he gets the keys to his new flat. They discuss the lessons that other first time buyers can learn from his experience of house hunting, conveyancing and compromising. One reason Stuart wanted his own place was so he could have a dog - Sharon Comrie from the SSPCA has tips on reducing the cost of owning a pet. Kim McAllister visits the Edinburgh Remakery to see how small repairs can give second hand furniture a new lease of life. Myles Fitt from Citizens Advice Scotland explains why paying your Council Tax should be a priority.

Once a house deposit has been paid, how do you make most of the money that's left over?

Practical, easy to execute advice which really will make a difference to your pocket.

Going Green2020022420200229 (RS)

Jamie Stewart from Citizens Advice Scotland talks us through the ways to bring down your energy bills. Lorna Finlayson from COMO UK takes Kim McAllister for a cycle on the Clyde to show how switching the car for a bike can help your pocket and the environment. Ylva Hagland from Zero Waste Scotland says we throw out a huge amount of food each year and with a bit of planning we can cut that right down. Money Coach Eileen Adamson visits the Black Sheep Bistro in Maryhill where the diners are encouraged to take their leftovers home. Scott Dixon explains how to successfully appeal a parking ticket.

Discover how being kinder to the environment can also save you money.

Practical, easy to execute advice which really will make a difference to your pocket.

Household Tips20190610

Kim McAllister is in the kitchen this week to share tips on cutting down household costs. From supermarket shopping to switching utility suppliers, there’s loads of savings to be made. The Citizens Advice Bureau tells us how small changes to the way we use our kettles, lights, thermostat and washing machines can make us better off

Financial Coach Eileen Adamson demonstrates that pocket money can be used to teach our children good habits. If your kids are not great with money, maybe a trust fund is the way to go – we have a beginners guide.

Richard Forbes is on the roads of Perth to learn how to driving differently can reduce your fuel costs. Then, with summer approaching, we hear how to save on your summer holidays if you’re heading abroad.

Packed with real, practical, easy to execute advice which really will make a difference to your pocket, this fun and fast paced weekly half hour is designed to make you feel fit to face up to whatever money worry the contemporary world throws at you.

Practical, easy to execute advice which really will make a difference to your pocket.

Household Tips2019061020190615 (RS)

Kim McAllister is in the kitchen this week to share tips on cutting down household costs. From supermarket shopping to switching utility suppliers, there’s loads of savings to be made. The Citizens Advice Bureau tells us how small changes to the way we use our kettles, lights, thermostat and washing machines can make us better off

Financial Coach Eileen Adamson demonstrates that pocket money can be used to teach our children good habits. If your kids are not great with money, maybe a trust fund is the way to go – we have a beginners guide.

Richard Forbes is on the roads of Perth to learn how to driving differently can reduce your fuel costs. Then, with summer approaching, we hear how to save on your summer holidays if you’re heading abroad.

Packed with real, practical, easy to execute advice which really will make a difference to your pocket, this fun and fast paced weekly half hour is designed to make you feel fit to face up to whatever money worry the contemporary world throws at you.

Practical, easy to execute advice which really will make a difference to your pocket.

Managing Your Money20200330

Kim talks to developer Cally Russell about Mallzee – the fashion app that will save you a fortune on your summer wardrobe. Mike Holmyard from Citizen’s Advice Scotland takes us through the changes to overdraft charges. Colin MacIntyre explains how being made redundant from the oil and gas industry gave him the opportunity to build his own business. He has advice for others who want to be their own boss. Cat Livesey from the fraud prevention team at RBS has a step by step guide to avoid financial scams. Mhoraig Green from Citizen’s Advice Scotland tells us what to look out for when signing a lease. Money Coach Eileen Adamson says it’s time to start planning your financial calendar for the year ahead

Tips for saving on your summer fashions and avoiding financial fraud.

Practical, easy to execute advice which really will make a difference to your pocket.

Maximise Your Income2020032320200328 (RS)

Andrew McFarlan gives us top tips for negotiating a pay rise. Carol McColl tells us what it takes to be a successful mystery shopper. Catherine Henry from Citizen’s Advice Scotland encourages us to double check what benefits we’re entitled to. Nicky Taylor pays people for their opinion and he shows Kim what’s involved when you take part in a market research focus group. Katie Tynan has a beginners guide to using your spare room/house as a holiday let. Money Coach Eileen Adamson reckons that doing some free online study can really improve your promotion prospects.

Would you be willing to give up some of your spare time in order to earn a bit more money?

Practical, easy to execute advice which really will make a difference to your pocket.

Planning for the Future20190603

Hate talking about money? Does the word ‘pension’ make your pulse race for all the wrong reasons and even the mention of an ISA hurt your brain? Good, you’re not alone! We’re about to take the fear out of the word finance and make you feel good about being money smart. Packed with real, practical, easy to execute advice which really will make a difference to your pocket, this fun and fast paced weekly half hour is designed to make you feel fit to face up to whatever money worry the contemporary world throws at you.

We’re in a café on Glasgow’s Great Western Road this week to hear how people are preparing for retirement. Kim McAllister asks “what steps do we need to be taking now so we can climb on board our campervan at 55?”

The developer of the Guiide website shows us how to calculate if we’ll have enough money to live off when we retire.

There’s also a beginners guide to pensions, and we visit a cemetery to find out about funeral plans.

Financial Coach Eileen Adamson has tips for building a rainy day fund to pay for those unexpected car repairs.

Finally, with Millennials being the age group most likely to lose money to fraudsters, the Citizens Advice Bureau tell us how to spot a scam.

Practical, easy to execute advice which really will make a difference to your pocket.

Planning for the Future2019060320190608 (RS)

Hate talking about money? Does the word ‘pension’ make your pulse race for all the wrong reasons and even the mention of an ISA hurt your brain? Good, you’re not alone! We’re about to take the fear out of the word finance and make you feel good about being money smart. Packed with real, practical, easy to execute advice which really will make a difference to your pocket, this fun and fast paced weekly half hour is designed to make you feel fit to face up to whatever money worry the contemporary world throws at you.

We’re in a café on Glasgow’s Great Western Road this week to hear how people are preparing for retirement. Kim McAllister asks “what steps do we need to be taking now so we can climb on board our campervan at 55?”

The developer of the Guiide website shows us how to calculate if we’ll have enough money to live off when we retire.

There’s also a beginners guide to pensions, and we visit a cemetery to find out about funeral plans.

Financial Coach Eileen Adamson has tips for building a rainy day fund to pay for those unexpected car repairs.

Finally, with Millennials being the age group most likely to lose money to fraudsters, the Citizens Advice Bureau tell us how to spot a scam.

Practical, easy to execute advice which really will make a difference to your pocket.

Property20190527

Hate talking about money? Does the word ‘pension’ make your pulse race for all the wrong reasons and even the mention of an ISA hurt your brain? Good, you’re not alone! We’re about to take the fear out of the word finance and make you feel good about being money smart. Packed with real, practical, easy to execute advice which really will make a difference to your pocket, this fun and fast paced weekly half hour is designed to make you feel fit to face up to whatever money worry the contemporary world throws at you.

Practical, easy to execute advice which really will make a difference to your pocket.

Property2019052720190601 (RS)

Hate talking about money? Does the word ‘pension’ make your pulse race for all the wrong reasons and even the mention of an ISA hurt your brain? Good, you’re not alone! We’re about to take the fear out of the word finance and make you feel good about being money smart. Packed with real, practical, easy to execute advice which really will make a difference to your pocket, this fun and fast paced weekly half hour is designed to make you feel fit to face up to whatever money worry the contemporary world throws at you.

Practical, easy to execute advice which really will make a difference to your pocket.

Teenagers2020030220200307 (RS)

Kim McAllister & Eileen Adamson visit a High School to see how much the pupils know about money. Eileen teaches the teenagers how to get the best deal on car insurance. Nina Ballantyne for Citizens Advice Scotland says young workers are often taken advantage of. She tells us the things to look out for when signing your first contract. Switching to reusable sanitary products will save women thousands of pounds over their lifetime according to Catherine Bozac from Zero Waste Scotland. Eileen explains APR and the importance of avoiding credit at an early age.

Kim & Eileen go back to school to see how much teenagers know about money.

Practical, easy to execute advice which really will make a difference to your pocket.

Kim McAllister & Eileen Adamson visit a High School to see how much the pupils know about money. Eileen teaches the teenagers how to get the best deal on car insurance. Nina Ballantyne for Citizens Advice Scotland says young workers are often taken advantage of. She tells us the things to look out for when signing your first contract. Switching to reusable sanitary products will save women thousands of pounds over their lifetime according to Catherine Bozac from Zero Waste Scotland. Eileen explains APR and the importance of avoiding credit at an early age.

Year Out2020031620200321 (RS)

Kim McAllister asks what would you do if you could afford a year out. Money Coach Eileen Adamson talks us through the techniques of creating a vision board and starting a spending diary to help you reach your goal. The mature students at Glasgow University explain the sacrifices they had to make in order to be able to afford to return to the classroom. Eileen shows the importance of calculating and monitoring your net worth. Mike Holmyard from Citizens Advice Scotland says it’s time to start digging your way out of persistent credit card debt. Pensions guru Kevin Hollister has a step by step guide for planning an affordable old age.

What would you do if you could afford to take time out to follow your dreams

Practical, easy to execute advice which really will make a difference to your pocket.

01Financial Health Check2019051320190518 (RS)

Hate talking about money? Does the word ‘pension’ make your pulse race for all the wrong reasons and even the mention of an ISA hurt your brain? Good, you’re not alone! We’re about to take the fear out of the word finance and make you feel good about being money smart. Packed with real, practical, easy to execute advice which really will make a difference to your pocket, this fun and fast paced weekly half hour is designed to make you feel fit to face up to whatever money worry the contemporary world throws at you.

Practical, easy to execute advice which really will make a difference to your pocket.

Hate talking about money? Does the word ‘pension’ make your pulse race for all the wrong reasons and even the mention of an ISA hurt your brain? Good, you’re not alone! We’re about to take the fear out of the word finance and make you feel good about being money smart. Packed with real, practical, easy to execute advice which really will make a difference to your pocket, this fun and fast paced weekly half hour is designed to make you feel fit to face up to whatever money worry the contemporary world throws at you. Kim McAllister sits down with her friends at the kitchen table to discuss their spending habits. Financial Coach Eileen Adamson shows us how to improve our credit score. A professional complainer gives us tips on getting your money back. We visit a credit union in Craigmiller, Edinburgh to find out how it helps the local community. We hear how the latest apps developed in Scotland can be used to manage our money better.

02Dealing With Debt2019052020190525 (RS)

Hate talking about money? Does the word ‘pension’ make your pulse race for all the wrong reasons and even the mention of an ISA hurt your brain? Good, you’re not alone! We’re about to take the fear out of the word finance and make you feel good about being money smart. Packed with real, practical, easy to execute advice which really will make a difference to your pocket, this fun and fast paced weekly half hour is designed to make you feel fit to face up to whatever money worry the contemporary world throws at you.

Practical, easy to execute advice which really will make a difference to your pocket.

03Property2019052720190601 (RS)

Hate talking about money? Does the word ‘pension’ make your pulse race for all the wrong reasons and even the mention of an ISA hurt your brain? Good, you’re not alone! We’re about to take the fear out of the word finance and make you feel good about being money smart. Packed with real, practical, easy to execute advice which really will make a difference to your pocket, this fun and fast paced weekly half hour is designed to make you feel fit to face up to whatever money worry the contemporary world throws at you.

Practical, easy to execute advice which really will make a difference to your pocket.

04Planning For The Future2019060320190608 (RS)

Hate talking about money? Does the word ‘pension’ make your pulse race for all the wrong reasons and even the mention of an ISA hurt your brain? Good, you’re not alone! We’re about to take the fear out of the word finance and make you feel good about being money smart. Packed with real, practical, easy to execute advice which really will make a difference to your pocket, this fun and fast paced weekly half hour is designed to make you feel fit to face up to whatever money worry the contemporary world throws at you.

We’re in a café on Glasgow’s Great Western Road this week to hear how people are preparing for retirement. Kim McAllister asks “what steps do we need to be taking now so we can climb on board our campervan at 55?”

The developer of the Guiide website shows us how to calculate if we’ll have enough money to live off when we retire.

There’s also a beginners guide to pensions, and we visit a cemetery to find out about funeral plans.

Financial Coach Eileen Adamson has tips for building a rainy day fund to pay for those unexpected car repairs.

Finally, with Millennials being the age group most likely to lose money to fraudsters, the Citizens Advice Bureau tell us how to spot a scam.

Practical, easy to execute advice which really will make a difference to your pocket.

05Household Tips2019061020190615 (RS)

Kim McAllister is in the kitchen this week to share tips on cutting down household costs. From supermarket shopping to switching utility suppliers, there’s loads of savings to be made. The Citizens Advice Bureau tells us how small changes to the way we use our kettles, lights, thermostat and washing machines can make us better off

Financial Coach Eileen Adamson demonstrates that pocket money can be used to teach our children good habits. If your kids are not great with money, maybe a trust fund is the way to go – we have a beginners guide.

Richard Forbes is on the roads of Perth to learn how to driving differently can reduce your fuel costs. Then, with summer approaching, we hear how to save on your summer holidays if you’re heading abroad.

Packed with real, practical, easy to execute advice which really will make a difference to your pocket, this fun and fast paced weekly half hour is designed to make you feel fit to face up to whatever money worry the contemporary world throws at you.

Practical, easy to execute advice which really will make a difference to your pocket.