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Jamaican Style Money Guide: Wise Monkey Know Which Tree Fi Climb

We have recently been looking at the importance of saving in designing a financial success plan. While it is critical to consistently put aside a portion of your income to create an emergency account and build an opportunity fund, the reality is that saving alone won’t make you rich.

Saving is essential to help you develop discipline with money, and it also allows you to focus more attention on accumulating money instead of just spending it. In addition, your savings can give you a head start to pursue more lucrative financial options to create long-lasting wealth.

What Does It Take to Build Wealth?

If you have been saving diligently and you are a little disappointed with the slow growth of your bank balance, you need to start employing strategies that will enable you to boost your results. Unlike the relatively passive act of saving, however, building wealth takes a lot more expertise.

I like to utilise clever Jamaican sayings to help clarify money concepts. Our snippet of wisdom for this week declares, “Wise monkey know which tree fi climb.” An experienced monkey searches for the trees with the best food sources and avoids those which hide potential danger. Continue reading Jamaican Style Money Guide: Wise Monkey Know Which Tree Fi Climb

The 3 Ms of Money Gone Caribbean!

It’s been really exciting seeing the development of the personal finance industry in Jamaica over the last eight years. As I write my memoirs about my past money mistakes and the strategies I used to turn around my financial situation, I remember the days when I felt like a lone voice in the wilderness, talking to people about the importance of proper financial habits.

Ever since I learned that the key to money success was all about knowing, understanding and doing the right things with money, I have been committed to spreading the ‘3 Ms of Money’ message – how to manage, multiply and maintain money.

Today, there are more institutions passing on information about the right money habits for success, although there’s still a lot of work to be done. It’s also encouraging to see the focus on financial literacy education in agencies around the Caribbean. I am actively building my audience in the Caribbean, and I have recently been included as a feature writer on the regional website http://financialliteracycaribbean.com.

I’m looking forward to taking the ‘3 Ms of Money’ all around the Caribbean very soon!

Keep being Financially S.M.A.R.T.