Hello! I'm Gillian

Mom & Data Research 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 and family time!

I currently work full time for the largest mortgage provider 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 also work full time organising my family, i’m the Vice President of the U.S. Exchanges Alumni Association of Jamaica as a past Fulbright Scholar and the Treasurer for Proprietors Strata Plan 2605. 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!

Considerations for Renting vs. Buying

Considerations for Renting vs. Buying

Intro Trying to Decide Whether To Rent or Buy?Did you know that mortgage interest rates are lower than they have ever been in recent time Did you know your landlord has the right to raise your rent by 7.5% each year? Do you know that you should save at least 20% of...

Financial Calculators

Financial Calculators

Financial Calculators:  (Click 'File' and 'Download' to save the Google Sheets and make changes)   Savings Options Calculator   Mortgage Calculator   Mortgage  Fee Calculator Mortgage Amortization Calculator Buying vs Renting Calculator (downloaded from Khan Academy...

A Career in Actuarial Science

A Career in Actuarial Science

Intro What is Actuarial Science? Details Exploring The World.. One Data Point at a Time  USING DATA TO MAKE DECISIONS When you are trying to make a difficult financial decision, it is sometimes hard to access the right information in a way that is clear and easy...

Irish Town, St. Andrew, Jamaica