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how to create an emergency fund
Debt Management

Case Study: How to Start an Emergency Fund

The gamut of personal finance blogs have effectively and efficiently analysed the existence of an emergency fund and the benefits of having one. However, there is no one size fits all solution for each and every situation. Rather, the individual should look at his/her situation and create a plan which examines all possibilities. Odd Cents […]

prepaid mobile data plans
Utilities

Comparing Prepaid Mobile Data Plans in Barbados

This guide will compare prepaid mobile data plans in Barbados between Digicel* and Flow (at 13 Nov 2015) and provide some adaptable guidelines for comparing mobile data plans in your country. One of the major telecommunications giants in Barbados, recently amended its mobile data plans and has effectively made the prepaid cell phone market more […]

making the switch to a credit union
Banking

Making the Switch to a Credit Union

Making the switch to a credit union, is a step that thousands of people around the world take annually. The credit union is seen as a healthy alternative to the traditional commercial bank because of its positive promotion as a community local bank that belongs to its members. However, before you decide to dump your […]

things to consider when choosing a bank account
Banking

Things to Consider When Choosing a Bank Account

With so many banking options available these days, people should be willing to shop around find the best options. It does not matter if you are looking for your first bank account or looking to switch financial institutions, because the process should be same. There are so many things to consider when choosing a bank […]

economic citizenship by investment in the caribbean
Commentary

Economic Citizenship by Investment in the Caribbean

Yet another Caribbean country has turned to an economic citizenship by investment programme to boost a struggling economy riddled with debt, rising financial commitments, and projected low economic growth for the future. St. Lucia has joined St. Kitts and Nevis, Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda and Grenada as one of the few Caribbean countries that have implemented […]