Medical costs – are you prepared?

July 19th, 2018

No one likes to be sick.  Some persons can’t bear the idea of being in a hospital. In fact I have friends who hate hospitals so badly that they refuse to go to a hospital even if to visit a close relative or friend. Health Care System The public health care system in Jamaica is [...]


Getting the most out of your money!

July 18th, 2018

Why does it seem as if there is so little funds left at the end of the month? For some people their funds go even more quickly, in fact by the middle of the month they start complaining that they have no money. In this time of financial instability it pays to be more careful [...]


Getting ready for the summer – Are you prepared?

July 15th, 2018

The summer has crept up on me this year and I was not ready as I thought and so I began thinking what I should have done to prepare. At first I was enjoying the ease in traffic since schools have closed and the mild increase in heat was manageable. However things have gotten a [...]


The financial roller coaster – How to navigate your financial future!

July 8th, 2018

The thrill of a roller coaster. When I was younger, I liked riding roller coasters.  There was an inherent thrill to feel as if you were flying through the air. The sense of being utterly helpless to control anything was exhilarating!  All you had to do was sit back, hold on and enjoy the ride. [...]


Hurricanes and our finances – How to be prepared!

July 2nd, 2018

The year that stands out in my mind the most is 1988. That was the year that Hurricane Gilbert had a direct impact on Jamaica. As a category 5 hurricane, the effect it had on the island was catastrophic. As a young child that event made an impact on me as it highlighted various vulnerabilities [...]


Start early – How to get children to become better consumers!

July 1st, 2018

I remember getting a piggy bank when I was younger.  This piggy bank provided me with the means by which to save money that I could buy special treats. Sometimes the simplest task of buying a Popsicle or an ice cream cone with my own money made me feel as if I was mature. What [...]