My wife and I are debt-free, and we’re ready to start building our first home. We’re a little short on cash to make the 20 percent down payment you recommend, but we do have a fully funded emergency fund in place. Would it be okay to take a little out of our emergency fund to make up the difference?
A record-breaking month was recorded at Greer’s Inland Port.
The 11,669 lifts were 22 percent higher than the previous record of 9,593 lifts in January. Greer has handled 84,874 lifts through the first three quarters of the fiscal year.
The Greer Commission of Public Works (CPW) Fitch Ratings have been upgraded from A+ to AA- and a rating outlook change from stable to positive.
This rating is an upgrade to the underlying ratings on existing $27.2 million combined utility system revenue bond in 2002 and 2007. CPW’s bonds are secured by the net revenues of the combined utility consisting of gas, electric, water and wastewater.
Marc Regier has been hired as the operations manager for Greer Commission of Public Works. He begins Monday.
Regier was Director and Utilities for the City of Newberry for almost nine years. “I am looking forward to relocating to Greer with my family. I’m excited to have the opportunity to work for a utility that is growing and expanding rapidly,” said Regier.
Travis Staggs has joined CresCom Bank in Greenville as a mortgage loan originator.
Staggs has also served as a loan originator at Pathway Mortgage in Spartanburg.
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?
Countybank is expanding into Greer and Anderson.
Ken Harper, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Countybank, made the announcement Monday.
It will be business as usual next Monday when CresCom Bank begins servicing customers and clients at the former Greer State Bank area locations.
Scott Frieson is the CresCom Upstate Regional Director, responsible for the Greenville/Spartanburg/Greer market and Jim Boyd (GSB) will become the Greer/Spartanburg Marketing Executive.
Hollywild Animal Park will not be opening for the 2017 season and it's likely the park will not re-open to the public, according to the park’s board of directors.
A lack of funding is the reason the board cited. Volunteers will assist the members of the Meeks family, co-founders of the park, to care for the animals.
My wife and I argue a lot about finances. We’re trying to get more control over our money, and she has been listening to you. That’s helped a lot. She’s also a lot more frugal than I am, and our biggest point of contention right now is how we handle our spending money. Whenever I work overtime at my job, I feel like I should be able to put the overtime pay toward my spending money. What are your thoughts on this?
If you shopped at Harbor Freight Tools in the past six years, you could be entitled to a refund.
Harbor Freight Tools settled a lawsuit accusing the company of misleading shoppers by listing inaccurate “regular” prices during sales.
A temporary mobile drive-in has been set up in the parking lot of the Home Depot on Wade Hampton Boulevard by Allstate and State Farm to serve drivers whose vehicles were damaged during last Tuesday’s hail storm.
• Customers are asked to report a claim online or call to set up an appointment.
Ron Acker knew what awaited him last Wednesday morning following a severe hailstorm that virtually pockmarked vehicles with dozens of dings and dented roofs of businesses and homes.
Acker, an Allstate Insurance agent in Greer, didn’t expect to have such a busy Tuesday night. “People are very industrious,” Acker said. “The first wave of calls came in Tuesday evening on my cell phone. The phone calls haven’t stopped.”
BI-LO is ending its Fuelperks program with discounts ending on March 26 and redeeming the savings by April 30.
The Spinx Xtras program will continue to offer discounts through three ways:
One of my relatives just graduated from college with $20,000 in student loan debt. Her boyfriend graduated, too, and he has over $100,000 in student loan debt. They want to get married, so she’s looking for a job. He wants to go to graduate school, and take out more loans to remain a full-time student. The idea of even more debt hanging over their heads really bothers her. Do you have any advice?
The soft opening for Chon Thai Restaurant has been short-lived.
Doh King, owner of downtown Greer’s first Thai food restaurant, has opened for lunch and dinner at 219 Trade Street.
CresCom Bank (Carolina Financial Corporation) begins servicing Greer State Bank’s customer accounts and services on April 10.
Shareholders for Greer Bancshares, Inc., the holding company for Greer State Bank, approved the merger agreement last Thursday. The bank’s 27-year existence formally ends April 7.
Abbott’s Frozen Custard will have its second upstate location when Mark Khoury puts his second franchise in downtown Spartanburg.
Khoury opened his first Abbott’s in Greer last year at 119 East Poinsett Street. It was the first franchise in the Carolinas and Georgia
Alex Love reports on the University of South Carolina women’s win over Georgia in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference tournament at Greenville’s Bon Secours Wellness Center.
SEC visitors and downtown business owners give a two thumbs up to Greenville hosting the tournament.