Hello! I'm Gillian

Financial Blogger & Research and Data Analyst

Taking on the World, One Data Point at a Time

I’m a 30-something mother of two boys trying to navigate the world of motherhood, full-time work (research and analysis), personal time, running an e-learning business and family time!

I currently work full time for a financial conglomerate in Jamaica as a Senior Business Advisor / Data Analyst / Research Manager. I created this blog to provide some of the research I do to anyone interested enough to read it! I love data and analysis and I want to play a part in educating people on how to navigate their finances. 

I also work full time organising my family, I am a Director of Mantock’s Guide (www.mantocksguide.com) and the Vice President of the U.S. Exchanges Alumni Association of Jamaica as a past Fulbright Scholar. I love fitness and exercise and most of all, I love enjoying life!

I Live Where Most People Vacation!

– Falmouth, Jamaica

About My Blog

Have you ever wondered about how to do a budget or how to use Microsoft Excel to plan your kids birthday parties or pick a school for you kids to attend? I have and I’ve created templates to do those and many other things. If you use data to make decisions like I do, then hopefully you can find a place here to get some of these templates to make your life easier as well!

Consolidating Debt – Jamaica

Consolidating Debt – Jamaica

 How To Reduce Your Debt You find yourself overwhelmed with debt and you don’t know what do or where to start. Many of us have arrived in this position and feel like there is no way out. There are success stories of persons who have turned around their life and...

Car Loan Survey – Results

Car Loan Survey – Results

Intro Car Loan Survey ResultsAn auto loan survey was issued to persons in Jamaica on Aug 6, 2020 via Twitter. The respondents were asked questions on their experience in five (5) main categories: Where they got the loan, how they would rate the service, how easy the...

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...

Irish Town, St. Andrew, Jamaica