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Q: 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?
Less than four of every 1,000 South Carolinians are firefighters, yet when we call, they come to our aid regardless of how dangerous the situation might be.
Q: Who lives in Greer?
Q: My wife and I are debt-free except for our home, and we’re on Baby Steps 4 and 5. Recently, we were asked to make a large donation to a charity we already support. We don’t have the full cash amount they asked for on hand, and after hearing that, they said we could make monthly installment payments until the donation amount was paid in full.
Q: What was the Bankhead Highway?
Q: My husband and I own a small business. One of our relatives asked for a job recently, and we both have reservations about hiring him because there are several dysfunctional relationships and personalities within our extended family. Are we being mean? We’re not sure how to respond.
Q: What happened to the Upper Room?
A: A couple of months ago, we thought it would be fun to switch up some of our editorial content and give you, the reader, more of a voice.
We know there are a lot of questions in Greer.
We hear them all the time.
Q: What is going in the old Wild Ace building?
Q: 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.