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6
May

I Bought a MacBook Air for Only $287

If you know me, then you definitely know that I’m the queen of “frugal finds” and bargain hunting. So a few months ago when I decided to replace my Windows laptop with a MacBook Air, my first instinct was to try and find the best possible deal. I initially contemplated buying a brand new laptop, but eventually decided against that

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5
May

An Honest Conversation about Salaries After Leaving University

Recently, I have been seeing a lot of debate surrounding the topic of what a reasonable salary is for a recent university graduate in Jamaica. Being a recent university graduate myself, this topic piqued my interest. The truth is that the salaries being offered to recent graduates can be pretty demotivating and rather exploitive. This kind of comment is usually

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29
Sep

A Quick & Dirty Guide to Investing In The Jamaican Stock Market

So, you’ve heard the good news about investing in the local stock market, or maybe you’ve just been budgeting properly and have some extra cash you want to invest, or maybe you simply got tired of your bank’s joke of an interest rate and have decided that you need to have your money make you money. Well, regardless of the reason, this is

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2
Sep

Balancing Self Care & Your Mental Health with Budgeting

When most of us think of budgeting, we immediately associate it with: Save. Sacrifice. Save some more. Sacrifice what’s left after saving. Then save even more. And it’s true; saving and sacrifice (as well as investing) for a period of time are crucial building blocks for achieving financial wealth. But when all is said and done, remember that you are your greatest asset.

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30
Jul

3 Worthwhile Things To Do This Weekend That Won’t Blow Your Budget

The weekend tends to be the time that people typically spend more, usually because they have more time on their hands and less regular activities from a work schedule to keep them busy. This extra time often gives way to boredom and it is a known fact that when you’re bored, you buy, generally in an attempt to fill the void you may be feeling. Not only

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12
Apr

My Money Story: Mistakes & Missteps That Taught Me How to Thrive

The Financial Autobiography of Kenishia Mais   I have had a fascination with money for as long as I can remember. At about age 6, I used to look forward to my parents throwing their spare change into a tall, wooden saving pan we had, and then I would empty all the coins on the floor each week and count them. I loved how the money kept

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