Financial Literacy

PODCAST | Information Technology: It's for Women, Too

August 5, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Andrea Esselman
Tammy Mainwaring, interviewee

Information technology. Science. Engineering. Math. These are all words that come with a certain expectation of masculinity. A female who goes into engineering is rare, and a woman in a top position in IT tends not to stay long. Does this really matter? Research shows that...

Wells Fargo Visits W.F. Sandel Elementary to Teach Children to Save

June 1, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Kaitlyn Park
children learn about saving in classroom

On May 12, 2016, Wells Fargo Team Members visited W.F. Sandel Elementary in Columbia, S.C., as part of the bank’s Teach Children to Save Campaign. Teach Children to Save is a national program sponsored by the American Bankers Association (ABA). Bank volunteers speak with...

Tax Day is Fast Approaching: The Opportunities and Changes You Need to Know

April 15, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Kaitlyn Park
tax forms

With Tax Day, Monday, Apr. 18, the filing deadline for IRS tax returns, growing closer with every moment--even with three extra days to get your taxes in, many may still have some questions regarding filing 2015 taxes. Carolina Money spoke with Rosemary Wright; a Senior...

Q&A | Economics and Education: A Conversation with Courtney Epting

February 24, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Andrea Esselman
Courtney Epting

Courtney Epting works with SC Economics , a support system for South Carolina teachers that is partnered with the South Carolina Department of Education. SC Economics provides free professional development opportunities to teachers that help them to build confidence in what...

Millennials More Likely to Cohabitate Before Marriage: Crunching the Numbers

February 15, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Kaitlyn Park
Couple buying their new home

Several studies in recent years have found that millennials are more likely than previous generations to live together and even buy a home before marriage. The Pew Research Center finds that while only 22 percent of millennials are married, compared to 29 percent of...

PODCAST | Getting to Know Ron Lieber, Columnist at The New York Times

February 12, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Andrea Esselman
Ron Lieber

Ron Lieber, The New York Times “Your Money” columnist and author of the bestselling book The Opposite of Spoiled , recently visited the Midlands to talk about raising kids who are financially smart. The event was hosted by the Central Carolina Community Foundation, the...

How to Raise Kids Who are Grounded and Smart About Finances

February 12, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Ron Lieber speaking at the event

Last week, Ron Lieber, The New York Times “Your Money” columnist and author of the bestselling book The Opposite of Spoiled , visited the Midlands to talk about raising kids who are financially smart. The event was hosted by the Central Carolina Community Foundation , the...

Tax Season Tips

February 1, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
Tax Season

It’s tax season, and while you’re probably pretty excited about getting a tax refund, the IRS is now warning of scams that could take your identity this tax season. The main thing the IRS is warning people to be on the lookout for is fake emails and phone calls that are...

Q&A | A Conversation with USC and Harvard Alumnus Pedro de Abreu, Finalist of the 2016 FORBES Magazine 30 under 30

January 27, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Pedro de Abreu Headshot

Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina graduate (USC ’14), Harvard University scholar, featured columnist, published author, researcher, entrepreneur, and now finalist of the 2016 FORBES Magazine 30 under 30, which recognizes the year’s brightest...

South Carolina Among States to Delay State Tax Returns to Fight Fraud

January 25, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Kaitlyn Park
W2 tax forms

South Carolina will be among the states, including North Dakota and Illinois, choosing to delay issuing tax refunds until after March 1, 2016, reports Forbes . The delay is part of an effort by the South Carolina Department of Revenue to ensure that taxpayers receive proper...

Understanding Retirement: Why It’s Never Too Soon to Save

January 12, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Kaitlyn Park
Retirement

Young professionals and those just entering the marketplace are more often than not given the opportunity to begin investing in a retirement plan. Unfortunately, the idea of giving away part of one’s pay to what appears a faraway prospect causes some to opt out of their...

Understanding Small Businesses and Their Impact on the State

December 14, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Kaitlyn Park
Woman at Desk

Just by walking or driving down many streets in Richland and Lexington counties, it is easy to see that small businesses are growing, alongside the South Carolina economy. In fact, according to the Small Business Association , small businesses employed about half or 728,770...

How to Choose the Right College

December 2, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Krishna Thakker
George Scott

COLUMBIA, S.C . – George Scott, president of Seeds of Wealth Financial Group , spoke to an audience of students and their parents, at Ridge View High School about paying for college and choosing the best one for you. Scott told parents there are 3 major factors that go into...

Understanding the Financial Aid Process

November 11, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Krishna Thakker
Financial Aid Class

COLUMBIA, S.C. – George Scott, president of Seeds of Wealth Financial Group , spoke to an audience of students and their parents, at Ridge View High School about paying for college. His number one advice was for parents to submit a FAFSA (Free Application For Federal...

Q&A | Understanding Small Business Loans

October 20, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Kaitlyn Park
Holt Chetwood, Wells Fargo Midlands Market President and Blake Montgomery, Wells Fargo Business Development Officer in Columbia

As South Carolina continues to develop into a business-friendly environment with a diversifying economy, many in the state are opening and maintaining small businesses. As of July 31, 2015, Wells Fargo is the leading SBA (Small Business Administration) 7(a) lender in South...

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