Plumber discovers money in wall of Joel Osteen’s church, years after $600K burglary, report says
Back in 2014, a big headline in Texas involved hundreds of thousands of dollars stolen from a safe at Joel Osteen’s megachurch, Lakewood Church, in Houston. Now, seven years later, another bombshell has dropped.
Looking ahead to the College Football Playoff? This ‘RSVP’ concept is brilliant
Attending a major sporting event can be overwhelming: You might have to fly or embark on a road trip just to get there, depending on the location of course, and consider your accommodations and where you’ll stay, eat and how you’ll get around.
All-time high of more than $10 billion is expected to be spent on Halloween 2021, according to this group
Whether it’s shortages that are driving up prices of certain items or enthusiasm for the day in general, one thing is clear: It looks like there will be a lot of money spent on Halloween this year.
FTC shuts down savings app Beam under tentative settlement
Beam aimed to let users earn higher interest rates on their money by engaging with its mobile savings app. Beam — the mobile savings app that imploded last year after a CNBC investigation revealed dozens of customers were unable to get their money out — has been shut down for good under a tentative settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. As part of the settlement, Beam is banned from operating a mobile banking app or any other product or service that can be used to deposit, store, or withdraw funds. Under the settlement, neither Beam nor Du admit wrongdoing. Beam, which launched in 2019, billed itself as "the first mobile high-interest savings account for the 99%."cnbc.com
$10 billion coming to states for COVID testing in schools
School districts that were planning to spend some of their pandemic relief money on COVID testing got another financial boost Wednesday, as federal health officials announced they would provide $10 billion to states and some cities specifically for COVID testing in schools. By one estimate, around one in five students attend school districts that are still fully virtual. Some also see COVID testing as a key strategy for not just reopening buildings, but encouraging hesitant families to send their children into them. “My sense is that communities are going to need that level of reassurance.”In Baltimore, Superintendent Sonja Brookins Santelises said the district’s pilot COVID testing program allowed officials to show families the low incidence rate of COVID in schools. They include New York City ($251 million), Los Angeles County ($302 million), Chicago ($81 million), Houston ($70 million), and Philadelphia ($48 million).chalkbeat.org
The new $1,400 stimulus checks would cost over $400 billion. Here's how Congress plans to get the funds
President Joe Biden's Covid relief plan is making its way through Congress. The $1.9 trillion bill includes money for a myriad of programs, including enhanced unemployment benefits, vaccination efforts and $1,400 stimulus checks. Funding new relief spending involves an interesting way of borrowing and figuratively printing money, according to Sahil Bloom, a financial educator and vice president at Altamont Capital Partners. Bloom said the government can create money without actually printing physical currency. Check out this video to see who actually "clicks the button" and to learn how the process can backfire.cnbc.com
Chicago spent $367 million on overtime in 2020, double what Mayor Lori Lightfoot budgeted
“I don’t think they got their money’s worth. I think most of our statistics, particularly those related to crime show that doling out overtime like drunken sailors didn’t make our city safer. As we’ve seen twofold increases in carjackings, violent crime ... significantly higher than the year previous and in some cases the highest it’s been in five years, all that extra money was spent with nothing to show for it,” Lopez said.chicagotribune.com
The best free resources to help you learn how to manage your money
There are so many ways to earn, manage and invest your money that it really takes some preparation to get it right. Here is a list of some great free resources to learn more about managing your money. Government ResourcesSeveral government agencies offer free learning resources for new investors. Here are some of my favorite resources:The IRS' Interactive Tax Assistant program offers a plethora of answers to common tax issues and questions. The Social Security Administration also offers excellent resources for mapping out any benefits for which you might qualify - how much you can anticipate to receive in Social Security or SSDI benefits; Medicare; and more.cnbc.com
Park seeks businesses to award thousands in cash
GROSSE POINTE PARK — Giving away money isn’t a problem grant makers typically encounter, but more th...An active subscription to the Grosse Pointe News is required to view this article. Please call (313) 343-5578 to subscribe. Subscribers who want to reset their password can click heregrossepointenews.com
For richer or poorer: The changing role of money in marriage
A Money magazine survey finds married couples argue more about their finances than household chores because more women are becoming breadwinners. Money magazine senior writer Donna Rosato discusses the new dynamic between married couples with the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts.cbsnews.com