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10 August 2020

Surprise! Your Dream House May Be More Affordable Than You Think

“Based on your age, the mortgage for that J$20 million property you really want would be approximately J$118,000 and it would be less if you are sharing that mortgage payment with someone else, since you could get a combined mortgage of J$13 million from the National Housing Trust (NHT), at a lower interest rate,” I said to Michael.  “Really, I thought it would have been more than that, now I can look to close on that deal!”  he exclaimed. 

27 July 2020

Budget-Friendly Summer Staycation Ideas

Thanks to the novel coronavirus aka ‘Ms. Rona’, summer 2020 will not look like any summer we’ve seen before. Even if you have cancelled overseas travel plans this year, now might be a great time to change things up, especially with stay at home orders lifted, the economy reopening and places of amusement, including beaches and movie theatres now open, though protocols are still in place. The added benefit is that the need to be ‘socially distant’ could help us to stick to our budget, as we have to maintain ‘social distance’ from some ‘money magnets.’ 

13 July 2020

Revive Your Financial Drive in 2020

We are half-way through what seems like a whirlwind 2020 already, and some people feel like the year has thrown them several curveballs back to back.  If this is true for you, the good news is that it is not too late to get back on track with a renewed financial drive, and today we want to help you to do just that. 

18 May 2020

Money Lessons to Teach Your Children

Are your children learning good money habits from you?  “Save up to buy shares in Nike before buying another pair of Nike shoes,” was the life-changing advice that Damon Williams, a teenage entrepreneur got from his mom, April Williams. The result, at 14 years old, her son, Damon, grew his net worth to more than US$50,000. Damon’s story is a hallmark of how parents can teach their children, the invaluable lesson of investing and saving at a young age.  As a result of COVID-19, more parents are able to spend more time at home, homeschooling or simply bonding, as such now is also a great time to teach or reinforce money lessons. 

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