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Insurance for young couple

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Q: My wife and I are both in our early 20s, we’re debt-free, and we’re just a couple of months away from having a fully loaded emergency fund of six months of expenses. We both also have 401(k) plans at work, and we’re looking forward to starting additional investments later this year.

Greer Bancshares releases report

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Greer Bancshares Incorporated, the parent company of Greer State Bank, recently reported a quarterly net income attributable to common shareholders of $661,000 or $0.27 per diluted common share, as compared to the prior year first quarter net income of $761,000 or $0.31 per diluted common share.

Loan converts to scholarship

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Q: I’m a senior in high school here in Arkansas, and I think I want to study business in college. I’ve gotten an unusual offer from a small, out-of-state school. It revolves around a $3,000 student loan program, where the loan converts to a scholarship if I maintain a grade point average of 3.3 or higher.

Talk about boundaries

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Q: My husband and I are just starting to get control of our finances, but we have a problem. My dad has a habit of expecting us to buy things for him. I know he has money, but anytime he knows we’re going to the store, he gives us a list of things he wants.

Breaking the news

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Q: My parents are going through a divorce, and money issues are a big part of the problem. My dad bought several rental properties and poured money into them. Then, he lost them to foreclosure and isn’t making a lot in his new, commission-based job.

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