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Upstate Outdoors
July 13, 2018 - 9:05 am
Phillip Gentry While many folks in the Upstate are counting down the days to the start of college football, this Sunday will mark the official two month countdown until the opening day of deer season in the Upstate (Game Zone 2). It’s a little bit longer if you hunt in Game Zone 1 in the mountains...
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July 09, 2018 - 2:38 pm
Dear Dave, I started looking at life insurance policies after my wife and I had our daughter. During the screening process, I found out I had testicular cancer. I went through treatments, and the doctors have officially declared me to be in remission. Still, I can’t find a life insurance company...
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Upstate Outdoors
July 06, 2018 - 9:05 am
Phillip Gentry Freshwater anglers who are considering throwing in the towel for the season are missing out on some great eating-sized catfishing through the heat of summer. Water temperatures in the mid 80’s and even higher are not a problem for channel catfish and smaller blues in the 2 – 10 pound...
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Dave Ramsey
July 05, 2018 - 9:38 am
Dear Dave, My husband and I finally have our full emergency fund in place. Like you recommend, we’ve kept it in a money market account with check writing privileges for easy accessibility. Recently, we heard about short-term bond funds with a higher interest rate than our current money market...
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Upstate Outdoors
June 29, 2018 - 4:04 pm
Phillip Gentry If you are an Upstate anglers, it’s pretty much going to be status quo during this 4th of July week-end. Get up early, try to catch a few fish, get off the lake before the holiday pleasure boat crowd arrives, then maybe get back on the water around dark and see if anything is still...
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Dave Ramsey
June 26, 2018 - 11:27 am
Dear Dave, I’m retired, and in the past few years I’ve taken up painting. This hobby has begun bringing in more money than I expected. I was wondering at what point I should start thinking about separating my art money from my personal finances, and look at officially starting a little business...
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Upstate Outdoors
June 22, 2018 - 4:09 pm
Phillip Gentry Last week, Larry Rottmann, a contributor to the local Springfield, Missouri newspaper, the Springfield News-Leader, penned an opinion piece suggesting it was time to ban bass boats from public waters. The article was full of rhetoric based on an incident where a large bass fishing...
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Dave Ramsey
June 19, 2018 - 1:48 pm
Dear Dave, I make about $240,000 annually, and I will be maxing out my 401(k) contributions this year. I have $60,000 in student loan debt I’m trying to pay off, a small amount left on my home mortgage, plus I’ve been investing in a lot of gold and silver. Those investments are worth about $30,000...
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Upstate Outdoors
June 14, 2018 - 9:26 am
Phillip Gentry When it gets hot during the summer, people prefer to spend time somewhere it’s cooler. That could mean up in the mountains, near the water at the beach, or inside where the air conditioner is running. Fish are really not that different. To find cooler water, fish also have several...
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Dave Ramsey
June 12, 2018 - 12:02 pm
Dear Dave, My father died recently. He walked out of my life 25 years ago when I was a teenager, and he never wanted anything to do with me after that. His brothers, who have already paid for some of his final expenses, asked if I wanted to pay to have his body cremated. They didn’t ask for money,...
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