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Pre-paid cards for kids?

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Q: I’ve seen lots of companies marketing pre-paid debit cards for kids. They seem to position them as a way parents can set spending limits for their children. Do you think these are a good idea? It seems to me they are just a form of conditioning to get kids to rely on cards.

Bridging divides

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My husband and I, both employees at the University of Virginia, had been keeping our eyes on South Carolina’s weather forecast all last week.  When it looked like the chances for seeing the eclipse outweighed the chances for rain, we decided to make the trip and picked Spartanburg as our destination.  We set out from outside of Charlottesville,

Private school is busting savings

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Q: Our three kids are enrolled in a private Christian school. It’s a great place, and we truly believe our kids are getting a wonderful, faith-based education, but the tuition is pretty expensive. We’ve already had to start digging into our savings to make this happen, and the kids are only in elementary school.

Greer Idol reboot?

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Q: What happened to Greer Idol?

A: It’s a little late in the summer to be asking/addressing this question, but if you haven’t noticed by now, Greer Idol did not return for the 2017 season.

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