Second only to love, the Bible talks more about money than any other subject. This week on the Kitchen Table, Shine.FM Ministry Director Brian McIntyre Utter and his son Jake share across the table about practical ways to trust God with our money. In Music Matters, new music from Skillet, NF, and an oldie, but goldie from Skillet. In Culture Shock, new research from the Barna Group show that Dad’s need to step up! Be sure to subscribe to get all our Shine.FM podcasts.
Police in Florida have seized 60 pounds of silver coins that had been stashed for decades inside the walls of a recently demolished home. According to officials in St. Cloud, Fla., glass pickle jars holding more than 2,000 coins shattered while city workers were leveling a 1915 bungalow, turning the demolition into a momentary slot machine. “It was like a treasure hunt — the more you dug the more you found,” one of those workers, Melissa Howes, told the Orlando Sentinel. “We thought we might be able to keep it like finders keepers, but it was city property.” It is believed the coins may have been hidden inside the walls by a former owner during the Great Depression. Click here for more on this surprise find!
L.T. was put on disability after suffering terrible foot injuries from a car crash. Since then, he has struggled to make ends meet. One day while watching television, he saw an episode of “Antiques Roadshow” in which a Navajo First Phase Weaving Blanket was featured. His family had kept a similar one that had been passed down through generations. Seeing the value of the blanket on TV, L.T. decided he would see if his family’s blanket could fetch similar results. Once verified that it was in fact an authentic Navajo weaving blanket, L.T. took it to auction. Appraisers stated their expectations for the blanket’s market value which were quickly blown out of the water. Click here to see just how high the bidding unexpectedly went!
Robert Samuel, New York-based founder of Same Ole Line Dudes (SOLD Inc.), will wait for you. Samuel is a “professional line sitter.” He waits for anything, from sample sales to Saturday Night Live tickets. Samuel charges $25 for the first hour and $10 for each additional half hour. In one week, he can make up to $1,000. Samuel got into this business two years ago, when he lost his job as an AT&T sales representative and needed a new way to make extra cash. When the iPhone 5 came out, he put an advertisement on Craigslist offering to wait in line for it for $100. After realizing this was a profitable market, Robert began promoting his business and has grown ever since his first experience. Click here to read more about this creative entrepreneur!
Buying your child a smartphone is probably inevitable at some point. It’s also an expensive accident waiting to happen. A subsidized handset that may have cost $100 or $200 with a two-year contract can cost $600 to $800 to replace if damaged and uninsured. So you want to take steps to protect your investment. Check out Lisa’s Home School for your options.
Do you want to keep a budget, but aren’t sure where to start? Or maybe you have your money in a few different places and want an easy way to keep an eye on it all? In today’s Lisa’s Home School, check out the best money management apps so you can dive in, start saving money, and live more financially secure! Bonus: most of them are free!
All of the reasons to refinance are designed to save you money, and with the new year in full swing, now’s the time to take a look at your finances! Read through these 5 reasons to refinance and see if it’s for you.
Have you been looking for ways to pay off your debt? Listen to Lisa’s Home School for some advice that could help you save instead of spend.
Someone is leaving enormous, four- and five-figure tips on small checks at restaurants all over the country. But who, and why? Who isn’t really know. But here how Jesus has influenced their actions right here: