Q: My wife and I are on Baby Step 3 of your plan. When we have standard car repairs, I want to use the emergency fund. She says that kind of thing isn’t an emergency, and we should just put it off as long as possible while saving up to fix the problem. Who’s right?
The Carolinas Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (CACCE) recognized Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Mark Owens as a 2015 recipient of the Certified Chamber Executives of the Carolinas (CCEC) designation at their Annual Management Conference on Oct. 26.
Q: I work as the executive director of a nonprofit charitable organization. Lately, I’ve been wondering if I should hire an employee as a development person. I don’t want to damage the work we do, and I can’t help but look at bringing in someone new as a gamble. Do you have any suggestions?
Q: I’m 45 years old and a single mom. I have a decent job, but I want to go back to school to become a nurse. The money would be much better than what I make now, but I’d have to take out student loans to make this happen. Is it worth the risk?
Though economic growth has slowed in our country, Clemson economist Dr. Bruce Yandle says the Upstate continues to flourish. The beloved Clemson University economist was once again the featured speaker at Greer State Bank’s annual Economic Forum held last Thursday morning at Thornblade.
Q: My wife and I just started your class, and we’re determined to get out of debt. At the same time, I’d like to do something to reduce the stress in her life. She’s a nurse, and she works three 12-hour night shifts a week.
The Greer Commission of Public Works (CPW) is warning customers of a phone scam in the community. The company received several reports over the weekend of customers contacted by callers fraudulently representing themselves as CPW employees.
Greer Bancshares Incorporated, parent company of Greer State Bank, reported Tuesday a quarterly net income, attributable to common shareholders, of $657,000 or $0.26 per diluted common share.
Mystery and intrigue have shrouded parts of the Greer downtown in recent weeks with the filming of a supernatural thriller, “Chronology.”
Dark Corner Films owner and co-producer of the movie, Bryan Tankersley, said Greer was a perfect fit for some of their scenes.
Q: I know you’re all about getting out of debt, and I agree with your stance on that. I started college last month, and scholarships and Pell Grants will pay for everything. But is saving money really that important if you’re young and have a good income? What good does money do you if you don’t use it for something?