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Upstate Outdoors
May 25, 2018 - 9:14 am
Phillip Gentry With the long suffered winter and the few days that South Carolina gets that passes for spring over, area residents are looking forward to enjoying their summer. For many this includes getting out and about and enjoying the great outdoors from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the sunny...
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Dave Ramsey
May 22, 2018 - 12:42 pm
Dear Dave, My husband has an old car that has become a real sticking point between us. He bought it for $2,400, and it needs about $4,000 in repairs and restoration. Together, we bring home $50,000 a year, and I feel like this car is interfering with our ability to save money and pay off $35,000 in...
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Upstate Outdoors
May 18, 2018 - 4:39 pm
Phillip Gentry With only a week remaining before the unofficial beginning of the 2018 boating season on the state’s waterways, the state has witnessed several boating accidents and incidents including a large boat fire that damaged dozens of watercraft docked at Portman Marina on Lake Hartwell...
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Dave Ramsey
May 15, 2018 - 12:08 pm
Dear Dave, I’m 28, single, and I just became debt-free. In addition, I make $70,000 a year and have the equivalent of six months of expenses set aside for emergencies. Should I save up to pay cash for a house, or is mortgage debt okay? I’d like to keep the price of a new home between $200,000 and $...
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Upstate Outdoors
May 11, 2018 - 12:33 pm
Phillip Gentry Many die hard anglers started out in the fishing world by cutting their teeth bream fishing. Bream, which is the colloquial name for a half dozen species of panfish found in most of our area waters, start spawning in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia starting in mid- March...
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Dave Ramsey
May 08, 2018 - 2:32 pm
Dear Dave, My parents have always been bad with money, and recently they lost their home to foreclosure. They found another place to live, and they both work, but since the foreclosure my dad has been asking me for money on a regular basis. He tries to make me feel guilty, and he calls or asks me...
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Upstate Outdoors
May 04, 2018 - 9:30 am
Phillip Gentry With the close of the 2018 Wild Turkey hunting season this week-end, hunters, wildlife biologists, and land managers are all asking the same questions - How did the season go? Were the harvest numbers up or down? And ultimately, what is the strength of the turkey population for...
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Dave Ramsey
May 01, 2018 - 2:43 pm
Dear Dave, When is it okay to have a little fun, and buy things you want, when you’re following the Baby Steps plan? Kaitlin Dear Kaitlin, The time for a little fun is after you’ve completed the first three Baby Steps. Baby Step 1 is saving $1,000 for a beginner emergency fund . Baby Step 2 is...
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Upstate Outdoors
April 28, 2018 - 1:22 pm
Phillip Gentry One of the most positive trends in the fishing industry over the last decade has been the move away from killing trophy sized specimens simply for the purpose of documenting the catch to releasing them to continue to grow and provide others with the thrill of a huge fish on the line...
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Dave Ramsey
April 24, 2018 - 11:17 am
Dave, Why don’t you recommend having short-term disability insurance while doing the first three Baby Steps of your plan? It seems like a good time for it, when you’re in the beginning stages of getting your finances in order. Bob Dear Bob, You could certainly do that if you want, possibly even...
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