Q: I woke up this morning and realized I haven’t started Christmas shopping yet. I’ve been listening to you for a long time, and I don’t want to fall in the trap this year of paying outrageous prices for things just because I have waited until the last minute.
Q: I started working your plan earlier this year. I even budgeted for Christmas and got my shopping done early, but in the process I overspent and blew my whole monthly budget. Now I’m having a hard time getting motivated again. Do you have any suggestions?
Truck drivers traveling through Greer now have a new option at the pump with the opening of Spire Natural Gas Fueling Solutions’ first fueling pump in South Carolina.
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?