The Kitchen Table #50: Trusting God with Money

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.

Easy And Free Budget Apps


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!


5 Reasons To Refinance In 2014


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.


Lisa’s Home School: Paying Off Debt

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.

Good News Story: Tips for Jesus

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:

Tips for Jesus

Lisa’s Home School: Black Friday Don’ts!

Black Friday is all about buying; however, Lisa provides a list of what not to do on this hectic day that may change your own list. Listen here!


Lisa’s Home School: Black Friday Don’ts!

Other things on the list of what NOT to buy:

-Winter clothing

-Holiday decorations

-Higher-end HDTV

-Electronics accessories

-Fitness equipment

-Home improvement supplies and tools

-Gas Grills

-Automotive supplies

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Lisa’s Home School: No say to Autopay!

It’s easy to fall into the habit of  paying your bills automatically out of your account. This may be okay for a few bills, but not all! Listen here!


Lisa’s Home School: No say to Autopay!

Other Bills:

Certain Cell Plans

Gym Membership


Best Deals In August


Your August days and nights may be obscured by hazy weather and back-to-school mania. However, our shopping guidelines are clear about what you should, and should not, buy this month.  Many of these deals are obvious – patio furniture and grills. But 3D HDTVs are also at an all-time low.  Find out what to buy, and what NOT to buy in Lisa’s Home School.

Weddings Are Too Expensive – For Guests

As the cost of attending weddings increases, so does the volume of RSVPs marked “Declines with regret.”  43% of Americans say they’ve declined to attend a wedding for financial reasons.  I get it!  The average cost of attending a wedding — including expenses like hotel stays, bachelor and bachelorette parties, child care, and party attire — reached roughly $539 this year, up 60% from 2012.  But if you don’t go, should you still send a gift?  Find out details on wedding etiquette in Lisa’s Home School!

Kids Can Eat Healthy And Not Break The Bank


New research shows that preschool-age children understand the concepts of good nutrition, and those who read age-appropriate nutritional books were even more likely to make healthy choices.  BUT eating healthy is expensive, so combine their KNOWLEDGE with some yummy, healthy, and relatively cheap food.   Check it out in Lisa’s Home School.