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September 25, 2012

In the heart of Drews Land stands an agent of changes. “TransForming Lives”, a non-profit organization housed in the community is doing exactly as its name suggests. With the help of foreign currency experts FX Trader, the organization is transforming the lives of hundreds of inner-city community members, for better.

With a quarter million dollar injection from FX Trader, TransForming Lives has been arming the youth of the inner-city with tools to not only help the members of the community make a living, but provide an avenue for, in some cases, self employment and upward mobility....

August 31, 2012

Follow these simple steps and your flight will be easier for everyone, including yourself.

1. Carry your bag in front of you as you walk down the aisle. Over-the-shoulder luggage can hit passengers that are already seated. It's not a good way to make friends.

2. Store your bag under the seat in front of you or in the overhead bin adjacent to your seat. Don't put your bag in a bin near the front of the plane for a quick exit -- it means someone else will have to wait until the entire plane has emptied to walk back to get their bag.

3. Sit in your...

August 31, 2012

1 If this is your first trip with your children, plan for a slower pace than you might usually attempt. If you want to see more than one place, be realistic about what you can cover with little ones in tow. The less you feel you have to pack in, the more enjoyable and stress-free the holiday - and you'll be better able to take the odd day indoors in your stride if the weather is bad or the kids need to rest.

2 If you're going down the hotel route, always check for special family deals, from discounted rates to free meals for children; many...

August 31, 2012

London for Less

With just about a month to go before the start of the 2012 Olympics, the world is abuzz.
Excitement is building in many Jamaicans; not only the athletes slated to represent our country on the field of play, but also in the scores of Jamaicans planning to make the trek to London to witness the magic first hand.

London is generally considered one of the most expensive cities to visit. The average tourist usually shells upwards of £2000 to really enjoy the sights and wonders of the Queen’s home town. With thousands expected to descend upon the city this...

March 26, 2012

Easter weekend fast approaches!  It’s a time when many pack their suitcases  with swimsuits and LBDs and head abroad for the start of a party season which will stretch all the way through to summer. It’s also an opportune time to take the half day trek to the UK to enjoy the magnificent sights and sounds only vacationing in Europe can offer.

Spending money while abroad is unavoidable; but a big worry for many when making travel plans is the currency conversion.  More and more people are finding the cost to do transactions abroad with local credit cards astronomical and...