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This topic started brewing in my head when talking about Jill Rod and how they seem to feast or famine. They are either spending wildly or don’t have any money to spare. I was then thinking more on the topic when I saw an Instagram post by Olivia Meggs and her fiancé Ethan Plath. They are both 20 year old fundies. How can they afford this beautiful home?! I know she does photography and he plays music with his family. But I can’t imagine those gigs pay that well! What fundie family makes you go “wtf?!” When it comes to their finances? Besides grifting, how do these families afford the lifestyles they do? Out of all the fundie families, which family’s finances would you like to look through the most?
Milly-Molly-Mandy posted a topic in MaxhellI am a bit confused. I can't see how they would make enough money on a small, family run, rather basic IT company & rather terrible (Christopher Maxwell) sideline photography business to support a family? Is living THAT much cheaper in America that Australia? How much could they possibly earn? And how much would be the minimum you would need in Kansas to live a modest lifestyle with 2+ children on one income?
Because of jericho's thread, I decided to look up the cost of the war. According to an article written in 2011 in the LA Times, the war at that point cost over 2.5 trillion dollars. edited to add link http://articles.latimes.com/2011/sep/18 ... t-20110918
On another thread, someone mentioned that the bible talks about things like not going into debt etc. I was wondering what you guys think that the bible teaches about finances One thing that has struck me is that despite its faults the bible does say a lot about helping the poor. Farmers were supposed to leave the corners of their fields uncut so that poor people could use that for food. Every few years all debts were forgiven. Jesus talked about giving your extra coat to the poor. There seems to be the constant theme that everyone should share their excess with those without. There really is not judgement about why those people are poor. So, what do you think the bible teaches about finances? Proverbs 14:31 He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God. Proverbs 17:5 He who mocks the poor shows contempt for their Maker; whoever gloats over disaster will not go unpunished.
snarkykitty posted a topic in Wide World of SnarkPoor choice to illustrate a point.
This is something I'm curious about. A few aspects: - When did they really start getting into money? I kind of had the impression that their packs, books and seminars had been lucrative for quite some time, but I think others might disagree. - Why do they still hold that iron grip of stubbornness over chore pack copyrights and reselling? especially as - What on earth do they use that money for, and what would they need much more for? They make a lot of their own clothing, they don't eat fancy foods, I'm assuming that they at least partially own their house, and it's not as if they seem to splurge that often. Does Uriah really cost that much to maintain?
So shocked by the pricing of the Journey to the heart seminar I did some research If you were just getting started in ATI this is the costs (think it is the first time- because if you are alumni you might get stuff free after the first time) Basic Seminar $60 First- time additional family member $35 Advanced Seminar $60 First- time additional family member $35 Anger seminar $35 First- time additional family member $35 Financial Freedom Seminar $109 (HEY! It is backordered- i bet because Jim Bob talks about it in every interview lately) Homeschool Application- $25 Admissions Training Videos: Two-month rental for $50 or purchase for $75 Your first year materials will include the following: â€¢Four Wisdom Booklets per child (aged 7 and up) â€¢Four Parent Guide Planners â€¢Guard Your Heart bookletâ€”A memorization and meditation program â€¢Commands of Christ Series 1-7 â€¢Family Support Link Live! â€¢ATI Handbook â€¢Student Journal sets â€¢Three-month rental of the Basic Seminar â€¢Three-month rental of the Advanced Seminar â€¢Three-month rental of the Anger Resolution Seminar â€¢Financial Freedom Seminar â€¢Vocabulary cards â€¢Scripture memory poster â€¢Weekly Planner â€¢Access to online materials such as Wisdom Booklet Content Overviews, Greek Training Sessions, and Greek Worksheets ATI Annual Updateâ€”Subsequent Years Family Tuition: $150 annual ATI family enrollment + $80 for each student receiving Wisdom Booklets. Larger families will not need to pay more than a total of $630. (so each kid doesn't even get thier own book? share?) Please note: Effective September 1st, 2011, the subsequent year tuition fee for ATI Families will only apply to those that enroll on an annual basis. Any family reenrolling in ATI that has not updated their enrollment status within a 12-month period will be charged a $675 tuition fee to renew enrollment status. â€¢$150 annual enrollment covers family support services, reduced ATI Conference pricing, special Journey to the Heart pricing, and offsets administrative and program development costs. â€¢Students may receive eight Wisdom Booklets per year for $80. â€¢Families with students receiving Wisdom Booklets will also receive eight Parent Guide Planners. Additional Resources There is an array of publications available through IBLP and ATI to complement your new approach to home education. A few recommendations are listed below: â€¢Character Sketches (Three Volume Set)$105.00 Beautifully illustrated volumes explain how Godâ€™s creation demonstrates character â€¢Wisdom Booklet Language Arts Curriculum $8.00- teachers guide There are a lot of books that are 3.00 each I didn't bother to count sorry Language Arts curriculum that corresponds with Wisdom Booklet studies â€¢The Power for True Success$25.00 A colorful, insightful volume presenting 49 character qualities â€¢Inspiring biographies and training materials http://store.iblp.org/categories/books/ lists tons of more books Materials for family growth and discipleship ATI Conference- this ranges from 85- 195 depending if you get an early bird special 10 dollars for grandparents to attend kids have various programs you have to add on http://ati.iblp.org/ati/events/regionalconferences/documents/registration2011.pdf?show=true Journey to the Heart Young ladies- ATI Students= $500 ($50/day) Non-ATI Students = $800 ($80/day) Young Adult- ATI Students= $500 ($50/day) Non-ATI Students = $800 ($80/day) Moms- ATI Moms = $500 ($50/day) Non-ATI Moms = $800 ($80/day) Okay I know I am forgetting stuff but wow do the math- that sure adds up