By Mike DuBose Previously, we focused on the largest family expenses—housing, transportation, and food. Let’s continue. Automobile and Home Insurance zaps 20 percent of household costs. Rates are based on multiple variables, so independent agents can compare different companies’ deals. Scott Mosely of Irmo Insurance reported families often don’t communicateContinue Reading

By Mike DuBose With prices soaring, saving is a critical lifestyle for living comfortably, preparing for unexpected expenses, and achieving secure retirements. Previously, we shared broad saving categories—seeking deals, developing budgets, and striving to be debt free. Let’s continue our journey. Homes: If planning to buy real estate, markets areContinue Reading

By: State Treasurer Curtis Loftis There’s no escaping the hustle and bustle of December. Even if you love gift shopping, Christmas music, and holiday parties, the end of the year is often nothing short of exhausting. While I know the most wonderful time of the year is probably also yourContinue Reading

By Curtis Loftis South Carolina State Treasurer We often like to say, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” But when it comes to building better saving habits, both young and old can easily learn some new “tricks” that will help them take control of their finances. February 27Continue Reading