Q: I’m trying to get out of debt. I make good money and do consulting for a living. I put about 4,000 miles a month on my car. It’s a 2012 model, and I currently owe more on it than it’s worth. I’ve considered selling it, but I’m concerned about reliability since I’m on the road so much. Do you have any advice?
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.
The City of Greer and All Clear Emergency Management Group of Raleigh, North Carolina, are seeking pubic comment on a draft of the city’s hazard mitigation plan.
City officials say the document is important to all city residents because it is designed to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters.
Lowes Foods, which will open a new Greer location in the fall, met with vendors from around the Upstate last week, in hopes of partnering in the future.
The store met with about 30 vendors at Greer City Hall on Wednesday. Vendors came with their ideas, and some came with their products.
Q: I’ve always heard that you shouldn’t ask a family member to be the executor of your will. What are your feelings about this?
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.
City residents have a lot of positive things to say about Greer, according to results from the National Citizen Survey completed last fall.
Q: I know when it comes to investing you like mutual funds and paid-for real estate. What do you think about using condominiums as investment properties instead of single-family homes?
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.
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.