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Baby Steps, motivation and retirement?

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Q: I make $38,000 a year working in the trade show industry, and I’m about to start Baby Step 3. It took 14 months to pay off $8,000 in debt for Baby Step 2, so I’m wondering how long it should take to save up my three to six months of expenses. I’ve also not done a lot toward retirement. I’m 52, and I’m worried about that.

You're self-insured

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Q: My husband and I are retired, we both receive nice pensions, and we owe $46,000 on our home. This is our only debt. I’m 65, he is 82, and we have more than $800,000 in variable annuities, along with substantial cash in savings. We also have $200,000 combined in life insurance coverage.

Display a kind spirit

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Q: My mom and dad filed bankruptcy recently and are on a fixed income of $2,200 a month. They gave up their house, and my wife and I helped them find an apartment. We’re also trying to give them other help while they’re getting back on their feet.

Making it official

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Thrive Assisted Living held its ribbon cutting ceremony, Tuesday, May 24th at its newest facility located 715 South Buncombe Road in Greer.  Participating in the ceremony were (left to right): Mikelle Porter, representing the Greer Chamber; John Easterling; Jeramy Ragsdale, Founder and Principal with Thrive Senior Living; Kim Burgess, Executive

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