Q: The guy who has been my best friend since grade school recently asked me to loan him $5,000. All I have in savings in $5,000, but I would be willing to give him $1,000. The problem is that while he’s a great friend with a good heart, he’s always getting himself into binds when it comes to money.
The CBL (Citizens Building & Loan) Foundation recently awarded $9,000 to support Visions Of Excellence, which focuses on supplying instructional supplies and teaching aids to Greater Greer area elementary, middle and high schools.
Q: How do you have a wedding without debt?
The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce has been awarded the Community Involvement Award by the South Carolina Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SCHCC).
The Chamber was recognized at last week’s Impacto! Excellence in Business awards dinner in downtown Greenville.
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.