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Upstate Outdoors
December 21, 2018 - 9:37 am
Phillip Gentry During this time of year everyone is asking “What is the best gift for the outdoorsman in my life?” Most outdoorsmen go ahead and buy what they want or need as soon as they figure out they need it. Second is it is extremely difficult to guess what specific gear fits that person best...
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Dave Ramsey
December 17, 2018 - 4:11 pm
Dear Dave, I’m on Baby Step 1 of your plan, and I work at a community college that takes a mandatory 20 percent from our pay for retirement. I know you say retirement contributions should be put on hold until all debt except for your home is paid off, so do you have any thoughts on this kind of...
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December 14, 2018 - 10:00 am
Fishing Unfamiliar Waters Phillip Gentry With the holidays on tap, many anglers may be headed out of town to visit family or on vacation. Travel may be destined to a fishing location or fishing may be a by-chance occurrence. Either way, you may be faced with trying to catch fish in unfamiliar...
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Upstate Outdoors
December 07, 2018 - 10:20 am
Phillip Gentry Old time hunters may remember “back in the day” when quail hunting on neighborhood farms was a common thing. No one bothered too much about getting permission or where to hunt because quail were so plentiful throughout the south. Unfortunately, changes in land use have dwindled...
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Dave Ramsey
December 04, 2018 - 12:31 pm
Dear Dave, My husband and I are completely debt-free, and we’re saving up for our first house. We currently have about $90,000 in savings, and we’d like to buy a home with cash in the next few years. Where should we put our money, so it will work for us while we save more? Aimee Dear Aimee, It’s a...
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Dave Ramsey
November 27, 2018 - 3:15 pm
Dear Dave, I’ll be graduating from college with no debt in a couple of weeks, and I have a good job waiting for me in January. During the last few years, I’ve managed to save almost $25,000 from my part-time jobs while in school. My car is pretty beaten up and old, so I’ve been shopping at a couple...
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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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