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Monday, February 18, 2019

Contribution limits to retirement plans are going up in 2019

By Rob DeHollander The new year is a great time to review your retirement savings strategy. Increases in retirement plan savings plan contribution limits are...

Best friends in life form strong team in BB&T’s commercial real...

It’s not uncommon for friends to land in the same industry or even to work together. But for two 7-year-olds to become best friends and...

Balancing your business and retirement goals

By Don S. Clardy It’s a day most business owners both dream about and dread: retirement. To get to this major milestone, you’ve put in...

How one local firm fills the age, gender gap in finance

The finance industry isn’t quite balancing the numbers. The average age of a financial adviser in the U.S. last year was 51, according to...

SBA ranks Appalachian Development Corp. No. 1 for dollars loaned

When Connally Bradley left a community development corporation in Columbia in June 2017 to become executive director of Greenville-based Appalachian Development Corp., he and...

TD Bank’s community involvement leaves its legacy on the Upstate

TD Bank’s community involvement has left its mark on the Upstate since it came to the region in 2011. Its overall corporate giving in...

The art of the deal: How Serendipity Labs came to be

Abandoned brownfield to create upscale workforce By Julie Franklin Did you know that the term "serendipity," meaning the occurrence of events by chance in a beneficial...

Five tips to stay safe while online shopping

By Michelle Seaver If you’re like most people these days, you will do at least some of your holiday shopping on the Internet. Nearly $1...

Southern First Bank reports 35 percent earnings increase for third quarter

The Grenville-based bank continues to generate record earnings.

Winter Is Coming…Are You Prepared?

By Brian Boughner Ned Stark definitely knew something when he declared, “Winter Is Coming.”   Is the same true today with our economy and markets? Is winter...

Spartanburg-based Carolina Alliance Bank announces merger with Park National Corp.

The merger, which is subject to regulatory approvals, is expected to close in the first half of 2019.

Lynn Harton, United Community Banks’ new CEO, looks beyond the numbers

Lynn Harton, the new chief executive officer at United Community Bank Inc., has always been a rolling stone — until UCB.

South State Bank plans for continued success upon president and CEO’s...

John Windley, a banking veteran of 43 years, has announced his retirement as president and CEO of South State Bank after serving 12 years in...

Bitcoin crypto: Should you invest?

By Brian Boughner “Should I own a cryptocurrency?” is by far one of the questions I’m asked most these days. Go to any party or...

What you need to know about credit scores, credit reports

By Robert DeHollander As consumers and business owners, we know that having a good credit score is important. Your credit score plays a major role...

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