School costs – How can you afford it?

August 15th, 2018

As summer is is full swing besides the intense heat, the other thing on the minds of those with children are the costs that they will soon face when school reopens. The cost of raising children is doubly hard when it comes to providing them with a quality education.  In Jamaica, children as young as [...]


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 [...]


Shoppers and the back to school rush!

September 2nd, 2017

The time has certainly flown by! Summer is behind us and the back to school rush is on everyone. Even if you are not a parent with school age children you are still affected by this time of the year. Traffic The increased traffic on the road during back to school is really frustrating as [...]


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 [...]


How to save on back to school costs!

January 11th, 2017

Only a parent knows that special fear of sending their children back to school after the holidays. No it’s not fear of criminal elements that I am referring to but fear of the effect it will have on the family’s budget. Back to School While it is true that when the children were on holiday [...]


Save on back to school shopping!

August 23rd, 2016

I know you might be thinking it’s too soon to talk about going to school. However a best kept secret is that it is much better to start early. Many parents start in late August and find themselves missing out on summer deals.  Books that are in high demand have also been known to sell [...]