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Dollars and Good Sense provides valuable tips and insight on how to better manage your money. We always want to see our clients grow in their knowledge of their own personal finances.

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19 April 2018

7 Stocks to Watch for 2018

Do you have three to six months of your expenses set aside in an emergency fund?  Do you have a long-term goal and are prepared to invest for up to 5 years?  Are you willing to take the potential risk that comes with investing in the stock market?  If you answered “yes” to all the above; then here are some good long-term stocks to consider for investment.  These stock recommendations have been provided courtesy of our JMMB Research team. 

13 March 2018

How Many Pay Cheques to Retirement?

How many pay cheques do you have left before you retire? To find out, multiply your number of working years left before you retire, by how often you receive your pay cheque; for example 27 years x 12 months = 324 pay cheques.  My personal number was my wake-up call and may be for you too. 

26 February 2018

Why Preference Shares May Be Perfect For You?

Imagine having an investment that provides you with a consistent income stream and beats inflation. Would you be willing to take a little more risk, than that typical of savings accounts, to reap these rewards?  If you answered “yes,” preference shares may be your “preference” for investments.

9 February 2018

How Much Debt is Okay?

Will you need a loan for your car, home or another major financial goal whether now or in the future? Would you prefer to pay a smaller amount on your current loans so that you can save more money? Your debt service ratio (DSR) is crucial to both scenarios.  So today we will explore your DSR and steps you can take to ensure it does not go beyond 45%; as most traditional financial institutions in Jamaica prefer to lend to individuals who have a DSR below 45%.

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