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Questions to ask yourself as you near retirement

Whenever you see people enjoying a comfortable retirement - traveling, volunteering, pursuing hobbies, taking up a new career - you can be pretty sure it all didn't happen by accident. In fact, success at retirement is similar to success in just about any endeavor - you have to plan for it.

February 06, 2008 | Laura Evans | Business


Will presidential election year affect investors?

As you are no doubt aware, 2008 is a presidential election year. As a citizen, you may well have a great deal of interest in the election. But how about as an investor? How does an election year affect the investment climate? And - again from the perspective of an investor - does it matter who wins?

January 30, 2008 | By Laura Evans for the Bryan County News | Business


Help available for small businesses in Bryan County

Say what you want, but you would have a hard time convincing me that Bryan County is not built on small business owners. They are the backbone of this community's economy. These are people we know, live next door to, participate in civic actives with and hopefully support when our needs match with their products and services.

January 30, 2008 | by April Groves Bryan Business | Business


Take advantage of financial education

In the old days, if you worked for a company, your retirement income would likely have been in the form of a pension, with the amount based on your income level and years of service. Apart from those factors, you had little control over the size of your pension benefits. That pension model is still around, but it's not as prevalent as it once was.

January 23, 2008 | By Laura Evans for the Bryan County News | Business


Coming soon, Camellia Street Village

Right now, it is little more than a small sales trailer right off of Hwy 144 east of I-95. However, Tidewater Real Estate, LLC plans to turn it into the commercial condominium development, Camellia Street Village. Those plans are very close to becoming reality.

January 23, 2008 | By April Groves Bryan Business | Business


Set reasonable financial goals

If you make a New Year's resolution, and you don't follow through on it, what are the consequences? It all depends. If you vow to learn French, but you never get past "Oui, mademoiselle," your life will probably go on pretty much as before (unless, of course, you're now living in France). But if you make some financial resolutions, and you abandon them, you could fall short of your long-term goals - such as a comfortable retirement.

January 15, 2008 | | Business


All real estate is local

If you believe everything you hear, every homeowner is facing foreclosure, sellers have to give their houses away and buyers can't find a mortgage company that isn't too scared to underwrite a new loan. If you listen to some tell it, all of our houses are worth about 10 bucks. If buyers wait a little longer and look a little harder, they can probably find one just like it for about five.

January 15, 2008 | by April Groves Bryan Business | Business


New McDonald's to open Monday

Gary Dodd and Gary Stanberry have announced the grand opening of a new McDonald's in Richmond Hill.

January 12, 2008 | | Business


Buy local and you’ll love it

I know you can't tell it by the weather, but it is almost Christmas. Parades, a chili cook off and sales have announced it. That last one is my favorite. I absolutely love a great sale. Sales at Christmas time are the best because there is so much shopping to do.

December 26, 2007 | April Groves | Business


Investments make good gifts

Now that the holidays are here, you're probably looking around for the right gifts for your loved ones. Of course, as you know, it's not always easy to find gifts that are both meaningful and useful. This year, why not add financial gifts to your shopping list?

December 26, 2007 | Laura Evans | Business


Grand opening of River Oaks

River Oaks residents Janet and Dell Keith enjoyed the opportunity to mingle with visitors at the community's recent grand opening celebration. The new gated community is located on the banks of the Ogeechee River in Richmond Hill, recently hosted the event, which attracted nearly 200 visitors. As a one-time promotion, guests who bought villas at River Oaks during the grand opening event received a sports boat valued at $25,000 or $25,000 towards the purchase of a new villa. "We were delighted to showcase the incredible waterfront lifestyle at River Oaks," said Sue Onofrio, the community's director ...

December 13, 2007 | | Business


Her goal is to keep you up to date

My family is made of local people. My husband and I both grew up around here. When we left for my naval transfer, it didn't take long before we were ready to come back. Bryan County was growing before we left. It was booming when we got back. We are in awe of our community on a regular basis. We have lunches at the local restaurants - some are home grown, others are franchises. We drive five minutes for groceries, medical care, picture framing, designer shoes, formal gowns, spa treatments, hair dressers, and physical fitness. The drive to Savannah happens ...

December 13, 2007 | By April Groves Bryan County News | Business


With bonds, be wary of call risk

When you buy a bond, it's yours until you sell it or it matures, right? Not always. Sometimes, the bond issuer can buy it back early. If that happens, your investment strategies can change - so you'll want to be prepared to take action.

December 13, 2007 | By Laura Evans for the Bryan County News | Business


Gym Saturation? Not quite yet

Now that the turkey is finished and most of the leftovers are gone, we can sit back and reflect on just how much food we ate. On our table, there were just as many desserts as there were meal choices - and none of it was particularly healthy. So now that the waistbands on everybody's pants are fitting a little snugger, and it is bound to get worse come Christmas, what better time to start thinking about all the fitness options available in Richmond Hill.

December 13, 2007 | By April Groves Business Reporter for the Bryan County News | Business


Teach your kids to save and invest

Ideally, our children should learn good behavior from us. But when it comes to living within our means, and saving and investing for the future, we're not setting such a good example. Consider the following:

November 21, 2007 | By Laura Evans, Financial Advisor for the Bryan County News | Business


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State revenue up in August over 2013

Georgia's net tax collections for the month of August totaled $1.39 billion for an increase of $47 million, or 3.5 percent, compared to the month-ended August 2013, Gov. Nathan Deal's office recently announced.

September 14, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Developer magazine ranks Georgia first

Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday announced that Area Development magazine has ranked Georgia as the No. 1 place in the nation in which to do business. Area Development is an executive magazine covering corporate site selection and relocation.

September 13, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


The bugs in the trees

The calls are coming in about bugs up in the trees.

September 12, 2014 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business


Curves having open houses

Curves International announced last week that participating Curves, including two locations in the Richmond Hill area, are hosting open houses the week of Sept. 15-20, in which new members can receive 30 days free, in addition to a free workout.

September 11, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Update: Howard Family Dental opening delayed

Howard Family Dental announced Friday it is delaying the opening of its Richmond Hill office. The opening date will be announced later.

September 05, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Job fair on post on Sept. 16

CivilianJobs.com, a site that helps connect America's military members with civilian careers, is holding a job fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, on Fort Stewart. The event is sponsored by the Fort Stewart Soldier for Life: Transition Assistance Program.

September 04, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Armstrong reports area economic growth

Armstrong State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-area economy continued to expand during the second quarter of 2014 and should experience strong growth throughout the year.

September 03, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Economist: Georgia's job engine humming

A Georgia State University economist is predicting that Georgia's economic growth will be solid in the coming years.

August 31, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Pine beetle can be beat; not by hugging trees

I got surprised again last week. I get used to working with local growers and gardeners and mercifully forget that there are people in charge of food and fiber resources who are well meaning but profoundly ignorant.

August 28, 2014 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business


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