There is a good chance you have resolved at some point in your life to kick a bad money habit. Maybe it is shopping when you are bored, making impulse purchases or even trying to time the market.Instead of taking the negative approach of trying to eliminate a behavior, try to make a positive change by adopting a good money habit. That’s what these money experts did. Here are nine money-saving tips they have incorporated to spend less, take control of their finances and save thousands of dollars.1. Put Purchases in PerspectiveMichelle Schroeder-Gardner, creator of the Making Sense of Cents blog, asks herself before making a purchase how long she would have to work in order to pay for it.“Thinking about a car, a house or even small purchases such as clothing this way can really make you debate how badly you need an item,” she said. “This has helped me save thousands of dollars.”A similar approach is to ask yourself whether a purchase will take you closer to or away from your goals, and whether it’s the best value for your money. continue reading » 44SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – In support of Barbados’ fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19), the island’s Prime Minister Mia Mottley announced that Bajan superstar Rihanna offered to purchase ventilators worth a total BB$1.4 million (US $700,000) to help the country fight against the pandemic.The news came today as the island confirmed six cases of COVID-19 on the island. The first cases were announced earlier this week, and two more cases were confirmed today.The two new cases are Barbadians: a male in his 20s and a female in her 60s, both of whom recently returned to the island from the United States.To alleviate the losses that many businesses and economies will feel, Mottley announced several measures including employment benefits for displaced workers, retaining of hospitality employees, a six-month moratorium on mortgage payments and the eschew of evictions, among other measures.Rihanna, who was born in Saint Michael, is the Barbadian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary. She has funded several projects on the island including the Clara Braithwaite Center for Oncology and Nuclear Medicine at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.