Q: My wife and I are both 25 years old, and we’re working on Baby Steps 4, 5 and 6. I have a 401(k) through my employer, and she has a pension. Currently, we’re falling short of the 15 percent of income you advise putting toward retirement. Should we get IRAs, or start stocking money away in her pension?
ALDI will be investing $1.6 billion in its grocery stores, with an extensive plan to remodel and expand more than 1,300 United States locations by 2020, according to officials.
Q: My husband and I have four kids, and I make $50,000 a year. He runs a small business that has been floundering for a while now, so we’re basically living off my income. Part of that income is going into the business. Plus, we don’t have much in savings, and we’re behind on our house payments. Do you have any advice?
Chris and Michelle White opened a new business in downtown Lyman last fall in hopes of establishing a local real estate company.
A few months into the new venture, The Partners Real Estate Group, located at 40 Groce Road, will be holding a first-time homebuyers Feb. 25 event, the first of several events to come throughout the year.
Q: My friend and I are roommates, and we’ve always had an agreement that we split each of the bills fifty-fifty. We both work and have decent jobs, but for the last couple of months she’s been really late in paying her half of the bills. She says she’s broke. I don’t want to be mean, but how can I approach her about this situation?
Joe Gilman, president of Risata Pizza, and his team celebrated the grand opening of a new restaurant at 111 Middleton Way last Wednesday.
It is a milestone for Gilman, who worked as a creative director in an advertising agency for more than 20 years. Gilman said he worked “almost exclusively” at restaurants for his entire career.
Q: My wife and I are debt-free, plus she has a business giving music lessons. We formed an LLC last year when she had several students and was making over $3,000 a month, but that all changed when our first baby arrived. Now, she has only a few students, and they bring in around $700 per month. Should we dissolve the LLC?
Q: My wife and I have been married for 12 years. Last month we found out she has terminal cancer and only six months to live. We’ve been fortunate enough to become fairly wealthy during our lives together, and she wants to buy me a boat.
Cindy and Dan Markovich recently opened The Bleu Porch.
The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting at The Bleu Porch, located at 302 N. Main Street, to celebrate the opening.
“We’re honored to have you a part of the community in a permanent storefront here,” said Mark Owens, President and CEO of the chamber.