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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What’s really in your bag juice?

April 11th, 2018

If you are a Jamaican then more than likely you have memories of buying either ‘suck-suck’ or ‘bag juice’ from a school vendor at some point in your life.  These frozen or semi frozen beverages were usually cheap and easily made so they were quite popular among school age children. The flavours were not commonly [...]

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Saving Money in the Summer! (Part 1)

July 29th, 2017

During the summer a lot of bills seem to pile up. The children are not in school so parents have saved on lunch money and bus fare. However there is still a lot of unwanted expense. For one thing the summer programmes available for children can cost up to $18000 depending on the child’s age [...]

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Children can learn how to manage money!

May 4th, 2017

Children like shopping for new things just as much as adults do but there is a big difference. Children usually get their money from their parents or relatives while adults have to earn their money. This is an obvious difference as the value of a dollar is not easily explained to a five year old [...]

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Saving money with your children!

May 12th, 2016

At the risk of revealing my age, I remember the days of saving pennies in a huge Milo tin. It took forever for me to fill but when I was able to spend the money it was more satisfying since it was all mine. Although I have come a long way from saving in a [...]

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How to entertain children on a budget!

August 12th, 2014

So it’s summer and that means the children are home for the holidays. Summer classes are over and they are begging you for some entertainment but the problem is you have no extra money! In fact summer is the worse time to spend a lot of money since in a few weeks parents have to [...]

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