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Dave Ramsey
July 24, 2018 - 3:55 pm
Dear Dave, Why do you think all debt is bad? Aren’t some kinds of debt, like a mortgage or student loans, good? Nathan Dear Nathan, It sounds like you’re letting me know you think some kinds of debt are okay, instead of really asking for my opinion. When you ask a question that’s really a statement...
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Upstate Outdoors
July 23, 2018 - 9:08 am
Phillip Gentry A recent report released by the National Wildlife Federation, the American Fisheries Society, and The Wildlife Society estimates that one third of America’s wildlife species are threatened. The list of threatened species extends beyond those animals considered imperiled and at high...
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Dave Ramsey
July 20, 2018 - 12:34 pm
By Christy Wright Being a summer baby, I love the warm weather months. I love cookouts and picnics, vacations, and being outside as much as possible. Everyone is in a better mood, and it seems like there are endless fun things to do and get into. During the summer season, many of us have dreams and...
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Dave Ramsey
July 17, 2018 - 1:32 pm
Dear Dave, I own a small business with two employees, and I have a bit of a hiring conundrum. I’m looking at two candidates for a position, and on paper they’re evenly matched. I’ve interviewed each of them four times, and I’m still undecided. I was hoping you had an idea for determining which is...
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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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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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