Tag: Budget

3 (PERHAPS UNCONSIDERED) REASONS YOU’RE NOT STICKING TO YOUR BUDGET…AND WHAT YOU CAN DO TO FIX THAT!

25 August 2017

A Firstline Securities Limited Blog by: Maria K. Lewis

 

Quick question: is your name by chance, Oprah Winfrey…Bill Gates…or Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal Alsaud?

If your answer is ‘no’ to each of those names above, chances are you’re like the millions around the world whose lives are dependent on a monthly pay cheque, which is usually best guided by a (sensible) budget!

Now, several of you may be aware of the general reasons proffered as to why it’s so difficult to stick to a budget.  These can range from one’s inability to set a realistic budget, to one’s incapacity to keep proper track of one’s spend…to well…not even setting a budget to begin with.

In addition to these however, this blog offers three (3) additional – and possibly, very real reasons – as to why you’re scratching your head in frustration, as yet again, another month has arrived, and you still can’t understand where (and how) your money has gone!

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The 2017 Mid-Year Budget Review – Part Two

26 May 2017

A Firstline Securities Limited Blog by: Mike

On the 10th May 2017 Trinidad and Tobago’s Minister of Finance, Colm Imbert, presented his 2017 Mid-Year Budget Review. In this second blog entry, in a series of three, we continue to explore the main contents of that presentation and the implications for the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago.

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The 2017 Mid-Year Budget Review – Part One

25 May 2017

A Firstline Securities Limited Blog by: Mike

On the 10th May 2017 the Minister of Finance of Trinidad and Tobago, Colm Imbert, presented his 2017 Mid-Year Budget Review. In this blog entry, and in the subsequent two blogs, we explore the main contents of that presentation and the implications of the review for the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago.

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The Weekly Report: Our Two Cents On The Budget

13 October 2012

Much has already been said about the budget, with everyone from the proverbial man on the street to the political and economic intelligentsia expressing a multitude of views. No national budget is perfect, and the budget is not a panacea for social or economic ills. While the old saying proffers a penny for your thoughts, at Firstline we like to give you value for your money (except where jokes are concerned). We will give you not a penny, but two cents. You’re welcome.
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Budget 2011/12 – Signs of Hope or Distress?

17 October 2011

Now that you’ve had a week to reflect on Finance Minister Winston Dookeran’s budget statement, I’m certain there are still many questions you’d like answered: What does it really mean for T&T? What does it mean for me? Does it matter at all?

It should matter to every one of us. With this year’s growth seemingly range-bound between 1.40% – 1.70%, billions of excess bank reserves, and financial crisis quickly becoming the norm globally, I remain firm in my stance of opportunity amidst crisis. The question then remains: which slice of the pie (see chart below) benefits you as an investor?

Here we’ll focus on three sectors which can drive or at least facilitate economic growth: energy, capital markets and infrastructure. Read more…