As markets are hit by new waves of volatility, fund managers are trying to rally investors with largely optimistic forecasts for 2015.
Many Scottish families will travel far and wide to visit friends and relatives this Christmas.
Most children can expect to receive some cash along with their other gifts on Thursday, giving parents an ideal opportunity to lay the groundwork for a lifetime of good financial habits.
Almost 60% of shoppers will spread the cost of Christmas by using plastic, according to a Gocompare.com survey, with one in three saying the only way they could afford it was by using a credit or store card.
La Morm is a seamstress in Cambodia, one of the developing world micro-entrepreneurs supported by a loan from Lendwithcare.org.
Nearly a quarter of Scots will consider 'regifting' this Christmas if they receive a present they don't want, with 31 per cent fully expecting at least one disappointing gift.
Industry experts are queuing up to highlight the shortcomings of the Financial Conduct Authority in its belated "crackdown" on the sale of annuities.
As Christmas nears, George Osborne has wrapped up another present for his ??grey?? voters in the form of tax-free transfers of assets between spouses when one dies.
As Christmas gets closer, George Osborne has wrapped up another present for "grey voters" in the form of tax-free transfers of assets between spouses when one dies.
Scotland??s higher-priced property areas are likely to see a transaction boom over the next four months as buyers and sellers scramble to dodge huge mark-ups in stamp duty.
The Money Advice Service predicts the UK??s total seasonal spend will be around £26 billion this year ?? £2 billion up on 2013 ?? and the proportion done online is rising every year.
Christmas is a costly time of year, so it is no wonder many people wish they could simply ignore it.
WHEN Richard Swan, a Glasgow-based IT consultant, joined a credit union, he expected it to be "slow, a dinosaur, not online and so on".
NEXT week's autumn statement is unlikely to include more shocks on pensions.
CREDIT unions are for life, not just for Christmas.
MORE than 40% of small investors expect the FTSE 100 to be higher in six months' time, and just under two-thirds expect it to be higher in a year.