The tax situation!

July 16th, 2017

If you are like me then you eagerly await your pay cheque. It’s one of the only times when whatever job you do is worth it because it gives you the opportunity to pay your bills. Unfortunately, that happiness usually disappears when I realize how much money was taken out for taxes. When I go [...]

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Adding up the cost of the new year!

January 2nd, 2017

So 2017 is finally here and a lot of people are slowly lamenting the cost of everything they spent on 2016.  The worst part of the new year is to realize that you spent all the money that was supposed to last until the next pay cheque. The shopping this season was unbelievable as trying [...]

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Is your Credit Card Protected?

January 3rd, 2014

Do you have a credit card?  The average employed Jamaican has some form of credit and often relies on the fact that they can afford to pay any fees or debt that they incur using the card. However, rarely is any thought given to how loved ones would cope if they were suddenly faced with [...]

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How to be Debt free in one year (part 2)

October 23rd, 2013

Teri Ann Renee Paisley, Gleaner Online Writer ‘Borrowing from Peter to pay Paul’, is a Jamaican expression that suggests a person is borrowing from one person to pay another person a debt that he owes. I personally know of many persons who pay off one debt only to incur another and so their cycle of [...]

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How to be Debt free in one year! (Part 1)

September 25th, 2013

In the modern world of technology it seems as if everything is done online and consumers are lulled into a false sense of complacency into not making note of how much they are spending. Consumers are able to with a swipe of their card purchase anything they desire up to their credit limit of course. [...]

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Closing the tax gap!

May 11th, 2011

Only people who can’t afford to don’t pay their taxes.  Perhaps that statement is not entirely true as many professionals who are able to pay are the very ones who owe taxes.  It is ironic that the average Jamaican who struggles to make ends meet with his meagre salary still has to pay his taxes, while those who live in luxury are able [...]

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