By: Curtis Loftis South Carolina State Treasurer   As a firm believer in the many benefits of saving with a Future Scholar 529 plan, I commend families who consistently contribute to their accounts to help pay for a loved one’s future education. They can be proud their dedication will provideContinue Reading

By: Curtis Loftis South Carolina State Treasurer The flowers, the trees, the birds, even the seasonal allergies signal spring is here. It’s always refreshing – aside from the allergies – to welcome a new season of growth. And it’s good to remember that growth doesn’t need to be limited toContinue Reading

In honor of Financial Literacy Month, the City of Columbia Community Development Department is partnering with Richland County to host a Home Buying and Financial Workshop for this session of All Access Columbia April 20 from 6 – 8 pm. Informational booths will also be included. Topics will include downContinue Reading

Nationally-ranked Wallick Investments, LLC, a South Carolina-based Registered Investment Advisory firm, has announced Jacob (Jake) Wallick, portfolio manager and managing director of Wallick Institutional, has passed the Level III exam of the Chartered Financial Analyst Program, completed all program requirements and is now a CFA charterholder— “one of the highestContinue Reading

By South Carolina Treasurer Curtis Loftis Looking for a special holiday present? The gift of college savings could be a perfect choice this Christmas. Like you, your friends and family are busy making their holiday lists. Help take some of the guesswork out of their gift-giving. Let them know yourContinue Reading

By Mike DuBose None of us are guaranteed another day on Earth. About 325,000 Americans die annually of sudden heart attacks, including 10,000 young people, according to the American Heart Association. Though it may sound eerie, I have been planning to die for 30 years by working with knowledgeable expertsContinue Reading