Financial Centsibility

“Financial freedom is available to all those who learn about it and work for it.” Robert Kiyosaki – Author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad

 

Hi’ i’m Gillian! Welcome to my financial blog. Explore my articles or calculators to understand some of the more complex aspects of making a financial decision!

 

Saving for a Mortgage

Saving for a Mortgage

Intro What are some guidelines for saving for your first home?You did some research on the housing market and decided that you want to buy a 2 bedroom apartment in Norbrook, or perhaps you did some further assessments and then decided that you could only manage a quad...

Loan Deferrals

Loan Deferrals

Intro What is a Loan Deferral and Do I Need One?Payment holiday, moratorium, forbearance, loan deferral -  I am sure you have been hearing all these terms in light of the Covid-19 pandemic and may not have a clue what they are. What do they mean and how could they...

Life After Covid-19

Life After Covid-19

Intro What Is Life Going to Be Like After Corona?On March 10, Jamaica had its first case of Covid-19, the novel (new) corona-virus. The virus has led to massive changes in the way we do things; the way we work, the way we interact with people in public, how we...

The Financial Responses to Coronavirus – Around the World

The Financial Responses to Coronavirus – Around the World

Intro How Economies Are Reacting to COVID-19Stock markets around the world have been reeling from the effects of Covid1, with some of the largest declines in history, particularly since the last economic recession in 2009. The table below shows some of the key markets...

What Does Know Your Customer Mean?

What Does Know Your Customer Mean?

Intro KYC - How Does it Impact Me?Have you ever wondered why is it that you need to provide so many documents to operate a bank account, to apply for a loan or to do business at most financial institutions? As a Jamaican trying to access financial services for the...