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 [...]


Do you know how to negotiate for a lower price?

October 3rd, 2013

<em>Teri Ann Renee Paisley, Gleaner Online Writer</em> It happens all the time, you see an item in a store you really want to buy but the price tag is above your price range so you walk away disappointed. It is hard during these difficult financial times to find the extra cash you need to buy [...]


Lower Gas Prices – Will the trend continue?

September 29th, 2013

<em>Teri Ann Renee Paisley, Gleaner Online Writer</em> One of my biggest challenges is figuring out how to fill up my car’s gas tank without killing my pocket. Often I don’t succeed and drive away with either a big dent in my funds or a small amount of gas. It’s a simple thing really just fill [...]


Uptown vs Downtown- which is the better place to shop?

July 25th, 2013

Teri Ann Renee Paisley, Gleaner Online Writer Traditionally, Downtown Kingston has always been a shopping haven for consumers who want to pay the lowest prices on merchandise. The Coronation market boasts a lot of visitors since its vendors offer the best prices in Kingston on fruits and vegetables. Not to be outdone by the established [...]


How does the dollar’s slide affect consumers?

July 10th, 2013

Teri Ann Renee Paisley, Gleaner Online Writer Once upon a time not so long ago, five Jamaican dollars could buy one American dollar. Of course, American dollars were not in an abundant supply but the possibility existed that if you could find them then you could buy it at that exchange rate. Years have passed [...]


New Toll Charges hit Jamaican Consumers hard!

July 3rd, 2013

Teri Ann Renee Paisley, Gleaner Online Writer A few years ago, before the advent of toll roads, Jamaican drivers complained about their lack of options as there were limited travel routes. The lack of infrastructure was a problem as everyone grumbled about the long wait in endless streams of traffic especially on the Nelson Mandela [...]