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Dave Ramsey
November 20, 2018 - 10:56 am
Dear Dave, I like your plan, and I’m ready to get control of my finances. Should I catch up on past due bills before saving $1,000 for the beginner emergency fund you recommend in Baby Step 1? Samantha Dear Samantha, This is a great question, because it gives me a chance to walk you all the way...
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Upstate Outdoors
November 16, 2018 - 10:40 am
Phillip Gentry Over the years, crappie fishermen have become spoiled with catching crappie by the numbers. Although trolling for the feisty panfish has been around in one form or another for years, it’s only in the last 10 years or so that crappie anglers have really upped their game using bigger,...
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Dave Ramsey
November 14, 2018 - 12:47 pm
Dear Dave, Are home warranties a waste of money if someone has been following your plan and already has six months of expenses set aside in an emergency fund, plus home insurance? Andrea Dear Andrea, Home warranties are a waste of money even if you don’t have quite that much set aside in an...
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Upstate Outdoors
November 09, 2018 - 11:00 am
Phillip Gentry If there was a halftime in deer hunting, that time would be now. The whitetail deer season has been open, depending on which Game Zone you identify with, since either mid-September, the first of October, or back during the summer in mid August. Many Upstate deer hunters have a phrase...
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Dave Ramsey
November 06, 2018 - 10:54 am
Dear Dave, My fiancé and I are getting married in three weeks, but he lost his job as an experienced HVAC technician at a hospital a few days ago. Do you think we should still go on a honeymoon, or wait until things are more stable? I’m on Baby Step 3 of your plan, and I make $56,000 a year. I also...
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Upstate Outdoors
November 02, 2018 - 9:06 am
Phillip Gentry When the end of October rolls around, there are two things on Tim Blackwell’s mind – baitfish and deer. On the days he is not sitting in a deer stand waiting on a big buck to wander by, he’s out on one of the major reservoirs around the Upstate looking for baitfish. “This time of...
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Dave Ramsey
October 30, 2018 - 3:35 pm
Dear Dave, I borrowed some money from my parents in January, and it took a few months longer to pay them back than originally planned. Since then, I’ve noticed our relationship seems to be strained. They will sometimes make remarks about money when I’m around, and it’s obvious the things they say...
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Upstate Outdoors
October 26, 2018 - 12:44 pm
Phillip Gentry It’s that time of year again when whitetail deer begin engaging in the breeding season. If you are a deer hunter, this time of year is referred to as “The Rut”. For deer hunters, the rut typically means more deer movement at odd times of day or any time of day. Unfortunately, it can...
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Dave Ramsey
October 24, 2018 - 4:31 pm
Dear Dave, Do you think I should lower the amount I’m contributing to my 401(k) so I can pay off my house and my truck? Jamie Dear Jamie, If you’re following my plan, the first thing you should do is set aside a beginner emergency fund of $1,000. That’s Baby Step 1. Next comes Baby Step 2, which...
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Dave Ramsey
October 16, 2018 - 12:17 pm
Dear Dave, I can’t decide what to do about my car. I owe $8,000 on it, and I have the cash to pay it off with plenty left over. One of my co-workers said I shouldn’t pay it off, because I have a very low interest rate on the loan. What do you think? Derricka Dear Derricka, What do I think? I think...
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