Fighting to keep on budget

August 7th, 2017

A lot of people are dreading the start of the new school year. The summer was bad enough with kids home eating everything they could find and running up the light bill as they watched TV or used their electronic devices. There were also the activities such as summer school or camps that parents had [...]

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Earning while you spend!

May 22nd, 2017

I love to see that the funds that are accumulating in my account.  I especially enjoy knowing that all my hard work and sacrifice is going to pay off when I get that big payday. Wouldn’t it be great if I could have earned while I spent money? Is that even possible? Watch those Bank [...]

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Scotia Bank Customers to pay more to cash their cheques.

July 16th, 2013

The major goal of any bank is to make a profit. They might camouflage it in a lot of convincing promises that they are looking out for consumers but the truth is banks need to make money. So how do banks make their money? They charge their customers for every service they provide. Now I [...]

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Bank Charges – What Consumers should know!

April 18th, 2013

Teri Ann Renee Paisley, Gleaner Online Writer Until recently, I never really investigated what the bank charges its customers for utilizing its services. I had a vague idea that they charged customers for using the ATM machine or cashing a cheque but it never really became much of an issue until the dwindling of my [...]

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Should schools be allowed to force students to take the CSEC exams privately?

June 23rd, 2011

The education system in Jamaica has many drawbacks.  At the end of five years many students leave high school without basic literacy skills.    Now we could rail against the powers that be all we want, but what it boils down to is how we motivate our students to improve their academic performance.   The [...]

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Manager’s cheques – a thing of the past?

April 21st, 2011

We all know that writing large cheques may be beyond the average Jamaican. However, there are some transactions in business and large purchases such as homes that might necessitate such cheques. Effective April 1, 2011, the Bank of Jamaica has informed all banks that they are to use same day electronic transfers instead of writing [...]

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