About

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!

Calculating Your Net Pay

Calculating Your Net Pay

Intro What are all these deductions and why do i have to pay them? You have received your payslip as a new employee (or one working for a couple of years) but you have no idea what the items on it really mean. No worries! By the time you’ve finished this article you...

Increase in NIS Insurable Wage Ceiling

Increase in NIS Insurable Wage Ceiling

April 2021 - increase in insurable wage ceiling for the national insurance scheme       If you see National Insurance Scheme (NIS) being deducted from your gross pay, as of April 2021 expect to see an increase in the amount being deducted IF you earn more than...

Irish Town, St. Andrew, Jamaica