Q: My wife passed away last year, and she was just 43-years old. I paid cash for the funeral and all the arrangements. Now, I’m getting solicitations from the funeral home, wanting me to prepay my own funeral. I’m 45-years-old. Is this a good idea?
Q: I’m 30 and debt-free. Do you think I should stop making contributions to my 401(k) account for a year in order to save up an emergency fund?
Passengers flying out of Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) continue to pay less than the average domestic fare from competing airports in the region, according to the US Department of Transportation’s third quarter 2014 air fare report.
Greer State Bank recently added two new members to its mortgage team.
The bank hired Bill Looby as vice president and mortgage loan officer, and Ellie Carroll as mortgage loan processor.
Q: I’m retired, and currently I have about five percent of my retirement savings in gold and silver I’ve been acquiring over the last few years. I’ve seen gold prices decline significantly, and I’m wondering if I should hang on to it as a safety factor in the event the economy goes bad in a hurry.
Q: I’m debt-free except for my home, and I’ll have that paid off in about 12 months. I currently make $60,000 a year and live in an area of Florida that is designated a flood plain, because a river that empties into Tampa Bay runs behind my home. Currently, I’m paying $1,070 a month for flood insurance.
Middle Tyger Community Center is continuing to broaden its reach.
In September, the center, located at 84 Groce Road in Lyman, opened a free clinic for uninsured residents. Soon Middle Tyger plans to add pediatric care to the long lists of services it offers on a daily basis.
A new business is open on Trade Street and it’s hoping to bring a unique look to the downtown area.
Brian Brigham Antique & Interior Market officially began business this week at 116 Trade St., specializing in antique sales and interior design. The shop also does consignments, estate sales and appraisals.
A master plan aiming to provide Greer with direction over the the next 15 years of development is set for completion in April.