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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.

Ryan Hanrahan

What I learned about Greer this summer

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Over the past several months, I have had the opportunity to work as an intern here at The Greer Citizen. Although you may not have noticed, you have likely read some of my articles in the paper each Wednesday.

As this was my final week, my editor challenged me to write a column on what I learned about the community while working here.

Let him be mad

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Q: My dad wants me to buy a house on a 30-year loan for him and my mom in my name, and let them make the payments. I’m 24 years old and have a good credit score and a nice apartment, but my job depends largely on how the oil industry is doing.

Eye gear?

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Q: Do I need special glasses to watch the solar eclipse?

A: Ok, this is a question that has been swirling around The Greer Citizen office this week.

With the first solar eclipse in 100 years just around the corner, the rush for proper eye gear has begun.

First, get a real job

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Q: I currently have student loans in deferment from earning a degree in hospitality management. My career goal is to own a mobile food vending company, so I’m putting most of the money I make from eBay and ride-hailing services — around $1,000 a month — aside in savings for that.

A bad method at this stage

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Q: I want to build an 18-unit apartment complex, but I don’t have enough cash to do it on my own. My net worth is around $400,000, and I have $100,000 I can put toward this project. It is estimated to cost $1.2 million. Would lining up investors, who will take a percentage of the profits, be the same thing as acquiring debt?

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