Church pushback

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Q: My wife and I go to a small church where we tithe. The church is continually asking for contributions to other charities and causes, and we don’t have the money to give to them all while we’re sticking to our budget and getting out of debt. The worst part is that we get pretty aggressive pushback when we say no.

Mortgage or save?

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Q: I just became debt-free, and I live in an apartment. I’m also 28 and single, and I make about $75,000 a year. Do you think I should get a mortgage and go back into debt, or save up and pay cash for a house?

Southern Pop will be one of the featured food vendors at the Pelham Medical Center Greer Family Fest.

Southern Pop brings new flavor

Two Greer couples are hoping to put a new spin on an old, family-favorite snack.

Southern Pop, a joint business venture between Joel and Natalie Gardner and Anthony and Cassie Willard, is set to make its debut at Pelham Medical Center Greer Family Fest this weekend, offering several unique flavors.

Mom's blessing

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Q: My mom died a few years ago, and she left me an inheritance of $60,000 in stock. She was always investing and saving money. I could sell this and be debt-free while still having plenty left over, but I feel like I’ll lose a part of her if I do this. Do you have any advice?

Allen Tate hires three

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Allen Tate Realtors recently welcomed Ashley Haynes, Casie Barnwell and Chad Choquette to  the company’s Greer office.

Haynes received a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from Mars Hill University and is a seasoned business professional, with more than eight years of experience in banking.

Sharing successes

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Q: My husband and I are 28 years old. We’re completely debt-free, and we each have great jobs. We don’t talk a lot about this kind of stuff, because we’ve found it causes other people to treat us differently.

What's the goal?

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Q: We have two girls in competitive gymnastics, and it’s costing $12,000 to $15,000 a year at a professional gym to do all this. My wife and I both work, and we make about $115,000 a year, but virtually all of her income goes toward paying the gymnastics bill.


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