Big Sales or Big Problems?

December 29th, 2018

The signs are very attractive. They seem to shout at consumers as they pass by that if they miss this deal they will regret it.  I must admit I have been drawn into more than one stores with the promise of a deal. But


How to save when buying gifts!

December 16th, 2018

Everyone loves getting gifts. It can be a hassle though when you have to buy a gift for someone else if you have a limited budget. Options If you don’t have a lot of money how can you buy a tasteful gift? Well one idea is


Hidden costs – is your bank taking your money?

December 9th, 2018

Picture this scene, you haven’t used an account for around a year because you moved some funds around.  However you have decided that you would like to reactivate the bank account. It should be a simple issue right? After all if you don’t have a


How are customers affected by expansion?

November 13th, 2018

I like progress. I like to see when businesses make improvements in order to offer their customers a better shopping experience.  I don’t mind enduring slight inconveniences if it means that  in the long run I will get a better quality of service or


Should you buy imported or locally produced products?

November 11th, 2018

There has been a recent report about imported chicken entering the Jamaican market.  This has led to a rather interesting question – should you buy local or  imported products? Local Products vs Imported Products Producers of local products often have a strong customer base.  These customers


Vacation on a budget!

November 4th, 2018

Whenever I see pictures of pristine white beaches against the beautiful backdrop of a shoreline littered with trees and a hammock gently swinging in the distance, I sigh with contentment as I imagine myself there enjoying it all. Of course that’s a dream, reality usually