Q: My wife and I are trying to improve our finances by living on a budget and following your plan. We’re in the middle of Baby Step 2, so we’re working to pay off everything but our house using the debt snowball.
Columns & Letters
Last week, we answered a mailbag question inquiring about the Christmas lights on top of downtown buildings. We didn’t get a great answer about the origin of these lights, but we have since. Below are quoted comments from Steve Owens, Communications Manager for the City of Greer. Consider the mystery solved...
Q: What’s the story behind the rooftop lights downtown?
Q: I’ve been trying to save cash to buy a home, but things always seem to come up that eat away at my savings. I have $130,000 set aside, plus an emergency fund, and I make $120,000 a year. I’m debt-free and renting right now, but eventually I’d like to buy a house in the $300,000 range.
Q: My husband owns a small landscaping and masonry company. His profits over the last couple of years have been about $80,000 annually. We were wondering if we should be setting aside some retained earnings.
Q: What’s the best way to prepare my Thanksgiving turkey?
Q: How early is too early for Christmas?
Q: Our son is about to graduate from law school. He took out a loan to cover the cost, but we’ve always been debt-free and have been paying on it to help him out while he finishes his studies. The balance on the loan right now is around $30,000.
By Denise Holland
For The Greer Citizen
Q: When will the downtown construction clear up?