Q: I’m a senior in high school here in Arkansas, and I think I want to study business in college. I’ve gotten an unusual offer from a small, out-of-state school. It revolves around a $3,000 student loan program, where the loan converts to a scholarship if I maintain a grade point average of 3.3 or higher.
Q: My husband and I are just starting to get control of our finances, but we have a problem. My dad has a habit of expecting us to buy things for him. I know he has money, but anytime he knows we’re going to the store, he gives us a list of things he wants.
Q: My parents are going through a divorce, and money issues are a big part of the problem. My dad bought several rental properties and poured money into them. Then, he lost them to foreclosure and isn’t making a lot in his new, commission-based job.
Construction on the new STEP (Shelter to Empower People) facility in downtown Greer is nearly complete, and several recent donations are helping to push the project over the top.
Daily Bread Ministries has been constructing the facility in order to serve homeless families in the area.
The Greer Commission of Public Works is alerting customers to a potential phone scam.
According to the utility company, customers have been receiving calls demanding payment to avoid service interruption. Greer CPW officials say they will never call customers to ask for payment, and all late payment reminder calls are automated.
Q: I took a new job less than a month ago. Just the other day, I was recruited by a huge company for the same position that pays twice what I’m making now. I didn’t apply for the job that was offered; they came directly to me.
In 1961, Bernard Price opened the doors to the Smith & James men’s clothing store on Trade Street in downtown Greer to apply for job—and he never left.
Q: We have two daughters, and we’ve started thinking about financial planning for college. What are the differences between an Education Savings Account and a 529 plan?
Q: My dad and I have been having arguments over real estate and money. My wife and I are 33, and we have a rental property. We were trying to decide whether or not to sell the rental in order to pay down on our home.
Richard Medlock, will remain president and chief executive officer of Greer Bancshares, Inc. and its subsidiary, Greer State Bank, following a decision last week.
Medlock, who had been serving as interim president, will also serve as a member of the board of directors for both entities.