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. [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Counting the Cost! – Can you afford it?

June 23rd, 2018

I am not really a ‘techie’ person so buying the latest gadgets do not fascinate me as they do others. However I must admit that the newer models of phones are quite attractive.  The prices for those phones however seem out of reach of the average consumer. Prices for Smart Phones The idea of a [...]

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Dollars and Sense…do you spend wisely?

June 21st, 2018

Recently a friend of mine who is a civil servant was excited that she was going to get some extra funds in her pocket one month due to an increase in her pay. She outlined to me all the ways she was going to use her funds and it had me thinking do we always [...]

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Getting a credit card- Is it worth it?

June 6th, 2018

I recently got an email from a local bank.  The email stated: “You have been specially selected to apply for a credit card.” It might be flattering to think that you have been ‘specially selected’, but any reasonable person needs to be careful of such offers.  First of all you need to ask why have [...]

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