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Choosing a financial advisor isn't easy

As you navigate the financial world, you'll most likely deal with a wide array of investment choices, constantly changing tax laws, estate-planning issues and other areas. And then, to make things even more complex, you'll have to consider your own risk tolerance, time horizon and individual goals. If you're like most people, you don't have the time and expertise to create, monitor and adjust your investment strategy by yourself, so you'll need to get some help. But how can you choose a financial professional who is right for you?

January 14, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Special to the Courier | Business News


Get the most out of gift cards

If someone gave you a $50 bill, you probably wouldn't just stick it in a drawer and forget it.

January 12, 2011 | By Jason Alderman Practical money skills | Business News


Telephone company looks at big merger

CenturyLink, a communications company with local offices in Hinesville, recently announced it will merge with Qwest, considered by some to be a leader in the networks services market because of its national fiber-optic network.

January 12, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Business News


New golf community planned for Bryan

Even though he's only played one round of golf in his entire life, Paul Fletcher has overseen the development of six communities with golf courses in Southeast United States, not including the one coming to South Bryan County.

January 11, 2011 | By Hallie D. Martin Special to the Courier | Business News


Georgia Power boss defends rate hike

ATLANTA - Georgia Power's new president said last week that the electric utility had to raise prices to meet stricter emissions rules and maintain its system, but he's considering new ways to help customers cut costs.

January 11, 2011 | Associated Press | Business News


Courier to offer premium content for a fee

Recently, the Coastal Courier launched a new, redesigned website that includes expanded news content, services, easy navigation, an event calendar, more audio and video and other local features.

January 10, 2011 | Staff report | Business News


Bankruptcy filings rose in 2010

Many consumers apparently are learning their lessons the hard way when it comes to big spending during recession-era holiday seasons.

January 10, 2011 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Business News


Patriot Express loans help vet entrepreneurs

Army veteran Mike Dushner didn't have the opportunity to apply for a Patriot Express loan when he retired from the service and started his own business, Sarge's Lawn Services, in 1994. Dushner said having that type of assistance from the Small Business Administration would have made those first years as his own boss a bit easier. Despite the challenges he faced, Dushner's hard work paid off.

January 07, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Business News


Coastal launches mobile banking, texting

SAVANNAH - The Coastal Bank, a locally owned and operated community bank headquartered in Savannah, recently launched new mobile banking and text message banking services.

January 07, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Baldinos hosts customers for holiday

Baldinos Giant Jersey Subs in Hinesville recently continued its annual tradition of inviting customers in for free lunch on Christmas Eve. The restaurant has been hosting the event for more than 30 years. The eatery's staff served sub sandwiches and drinks to the huge holiday crowd.

January 07, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Holtzman sets free real estate seminars

Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors is sponsoring free career seminars to familiarize current and potential real estate licensees with basic information about the residential real estate profession.

January 07, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


New parents have more than money to consider

If you've just had a new baby, your life is filled with more joy (but less sleep). You're probably already aware of the time and effort you must invest in raising your child, but you may not have thought as much about another aspect - the financial one.

January 07, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Special to the Courier | Business News


Bank tests account fee choices in Ga.

NEW YORK (AP) - Bank of America is rolling out a pilot program in three states that will offer its customers menu of checking accounts with a variety of fee options.

January 06, 2011 | By Eileen Aj Connelly Associated Press writer | Business News


State panel to back lower income tax

ATLANTA (AP) - The head of a panel weighing an overhaul of Georgia's tax code said Wednesday the group will likely recommend lowering the state's personal and corporate income tax rates and instead taxing more goods and services.

January 06, 2011 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | Business News


Bank, FDIC in consent agreement

After discussions with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, The Heritage Bank agreed last week to take actions to shore up its business.

January 05, 2011 | By Hallie D. Martin Special to the Courier | Business News


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Coastal EMC mailing $699K in checks

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Protect trees during the cold

This weekend, even the most thick-blooded Georgians is bundle up in winter coats, hats and gloves. A cold front is moving across the state, and ...

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Enmarket buys Clyde’s

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Picking the perfect tree

Since last weekend, I have noticed peculiar things happening in Coastal Georgia. Seemingly overnight, trees and shrubs are now adorned with shining ornaments, lights and ...

December 04, 2017 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


Forestry to be topic of Savannah discussion

A tour to learn Georgians' hopes and concerns about forestry will present a "Tree Talk" in Savannah at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the ...

December 04, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


New riverkeeper hired for Ogeechee

Ogeechee Riverkeeper has hired Dr. Simona Perry as its new riverkeeper/executive director.

November 30, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Hinesville economy continues to recover from Hurricane Irma

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said that metro Hinesville continues to recover from the impact of Hurricane Irma.

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How to care for holiday plants

As we enter into the holiday season, many people are looking for the perfect gifts. For those who wish to communicate their well wishes with ...

November 28, 2017 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


Midway plant growing

Arconic, a forged metal producer in the Liberty County Development Authority's Tradeport East business park, needs work space and parking space as it continues ...

November 27, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Business News


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