Business & Economy

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

By A. 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 Jewish Federation and the Katie & Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center.

Carolina Money had the opportunity to talk to Lieber about his career, life, and of course, money. Check out our conversation!

Top 10 Cities with the Lowest Startup Costs: Columbia S.C. Ranks Number Two

By M. Ziehe

Shot of Columbia, South Carolina

A study conducted by SmartAsset, a personal finance technology company headquartered in New York, shows that it is fairly inexpensive to start a business in Columbia. SmartAsset collected data from 81 cities in the United States, taking into consideration the typical cost of starting and running a business, based on five factors: office space, utilities, filing fees, legal and accounting, and payroll.

Fresh Market and Ulta Coming to an Expanding Town of Lexington

By K. Park

Two construction workers looking at a construction paper

The Lexington Planning Commission has approved a site plan for a new commercial center in the Town of Lexington on Sunset Boulevard, reports ColaDaily.

Expected to join the development are Hobby Lobby, Ulta, a cosmetics store, and The Fresh Market, which previously expressed interest in locating in Lexington but was unable to find a suitable location.

Cotton Road

By G. Rawls

Farmer Brown points out a cotton bloom and a cotton square.

The film Cotton Road follows cotton from South Carolina farms to Chinese factories to illuminate the work and industrial processes in a global supply chain.  It airs Thursday, February 11th at 8:00 p.m. on South Carolina ETV. 

TD Bank Brings 300 New Jobs to Greenville

By K. Park

TD Bank sign

TD Bank, which arrived in Greenville just over five years ago, plans to add 300 jobs to the town over the next year, reports The Greenville News.

The bank, which previously committed to 1,400 jobs at its regional service center located on Interstate 85, currently employs about 1,000 South Carolinians. The new jobs will bring TD Bank very close to its original goal.

Tax Season Tips

By K. 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 posing as IRS’s contacts.

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

By M. 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 young entrepreneurs, breakout talents, and change agents in 20 different sectors. These are just some of the achievements of Pedro de Abreu, 26.

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

By K. 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 employer’s retirement plan, but a Wells Fargo Retirement Study has recently found that just a few years can make a significant difference in retirement saving.

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