Pastor Gives An Envelope Full Of Money To Everyone In His Congregation, With One Simple Instruction

Most Sundays, worshipers at the Preston Meadow Lutheran Church dig into their pocket as the collection plate is passed around.

But last week, they held out their hands for a surprising gift from the church that has everyone talking.

Pastor Paul Mussachio invited everyone in attendance to take a numbered envelope from a pile at the front of the church.

Each one was full of money – a blank check signed by the church with a value ranging from $250 to $1,000.

The pastor sent his flock home with the money as part of a project called Preston Meadow Gives, but of course there was a catch.

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In a YouTube video about the event, Mussachio explains he wants to spread “joyful generosity” through the community.

“We gave them no direction over [the money,] other than to follow the lead of God and to participate in Christ’s mission of grace for this world.”

Yes, as long as they cash the check within a month and don’t give any money back to the church, the lucky men and women are free to do what they like with it.

“We are blessed to be a blessing, so look for those around you who are in need of this kind of blessing right now,” a pamphlet for the event suggests.

“People near or far to you, strangers, organizations close to your heart or our church.”

But the event isn’t just about “paying it forward” to local charities.

Mussachio revealed the surprising inspiration behind the season of giving, and it may inspire you too.

Kelly And Ryan Are Daytime TV’s Biggest Stars – But Can You Guess Who Makes More Money?

We all start our day by watching Live with Kelly and Ryan – or is that just me? Because I definitely never miss an episode.

If you’re a regular viewer, you’ll remember the drama that followed after host Michael Strahan left the show for Good Morning America.

Kelly Ripa spent a year auditioning new guest hosts, before settling on American Idol emcee Ryan Seacrest.

I remember being pretty skeptical about the pair, but after a year sitting behind the Live desk their chemistry is undeniable.

But I couldn’t help but wonder: who is the host with the most? As in the most money, of course.

The answer was not what I expected, and it goes to show how different Kelly and Ryan’s careers have been.

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Ripa, as you probably know, was an actress on All My Children for many years, and met her husband, actor Mark Consuelos, on set.

She followed up the soap with work on Hope & Faith, and started hosting Live with Regis and Kelly at the same time. The actress has been hosting the daily talk show since 2001.

And her popularity with fans has helped make her TV’s highest paid actress. Last year, she reportedly made $17 million for hosting Live.

Add in the rest of Kelly’s projects – including marketing for companies like Tide and Pantene – and it’s not surprising to learn she’s worth an estimated $100 million.

After all, Ripa and her husband put their lavish New York penthouse on sale for $24 million in 2015.

So, how does Ryan Seacrest’s paycheck measure up to his co-host’s?

Kelly And Ryan Are Daytime TV’s Biggest Stars – But Can You Guess Who Makes More Money?

We all start our day by watching Live with Kelly and Ryan – or is that just me? Because I definitely never miss an episode.

If you’re a regular viewer, you’ll remember the drama that followed after host Michael Strahan left the show for Good Morning America.

Kelly Ripa spent a year auditioning new guest hosts, before settling on American Idol emcee Ryan Seacrest.

I remember being pretty skeptical about the pair, but after a year sitting behind the Live desk their chemistry is undeniable.

But I couldn’t help but wonder: who is the host with the most? As in the most money, of course.

The answer was not what I expected, and it goes to show how different Kelly and Ryan’s careers have been.

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Ripa, as you probably know, was an actress on All My Children for many years, and met her husband, actor Mark Consuelos, on set.

She followed up the soap with work on Hope & Faith, and started hosting Live with Regis and Kelly at the same time. The actress has been hosting the daily talk show since 2001.

And her popularity with fans has helped make her TV’s highest paid actress. Last year, she reportedly made $17 million for hosting Live.

Add in the rest of Kelly’s projects – including marketing for companies like Tide and Pantene – and it’s not surprising to learn she’s worth an estimated $100 million.

After all, Ripa and her husband put their lavish New York penthouse on sale for $24 million in 2015.

So, how does Ryan Seacrest’s paycheck measure up to his co-host’s?

9 Ways You’re Wasting Money That You Don’t Even Realize

Did you start your new year with the hopes of saving a few extra bucks? Whether you’re trying to balance your budget, put some extra cash away for a rainy day or save for a big trip, saving money is a goal that most of us can relate to.

While we may be trying to cut back on spending, using coupons or taking on another job to boost our income, there are places you’re probably wasting money that you don’t even realize.

Here are some common bad habits that really end up costing you.

When you’re budgeting your food costs, how much goes to restaurants and fast food chains, versus grocery stores? As it turns out, American consumers tend to spend more money on prepared food then they do at the supermarket because it’s easier to avoid cooking.

If you are looking for some motivation to get into the kitchen, it’s time to do the math! If you spend $10 per meal, once a day (averaging the cost of fast food and a sit-down meal), you’re spending $3,650 per year. Instead, if you replaced those meals with something prepared at home for an average cost of $3, you will save well over $2,500 each year AND it will be a much healthier choice.

While it’s nice to meet a friend at a local coffee shop on occasion, buying coffee every day can be a serious drain on your bank account. Instead try making your coffee at home and putting it in a travel mug for your trip to work. Also, take advantage of free coffee where you can, such as at work. You can even pick up a fancy creamer to make your boring cup of coffee taste like it came from a gourmet shop.

If you add it up, that’s where it makes a huge difference. Three lattes a week comes up to a whopping $460 on coffee, compared to 18 cents per cup when you brew at home at an annual cost of $28.

Americans waste a ton of food each year- 33 million tons to be exact. And it’s getting worse. The average household wastes 50 percent more than a family in the 1970s. The typical American family ends up throwing away $2,275 in wasted food each year.

Why are we wasting so much food and money?

Grabbing easy meals instead of using the fresh produce in your fridge is one reason. Before you head to the supermarket, make a list as well as a meal plan and stick to it. That way you are only buying exactly what you will consume.

Also, don’t assume your food is spoiled just by looking at the expiry date on the package. Many foods will continue to keep for days after the posted expiration, if they are properly stored.

Don’t forget the power of your freezer. If you are running out of time before your food goes bad, pop it into your freezer to use it later.

Netflix Spent A Ridiculous Amount Of Money To Get Rid Of Kevin Spacey

In the closing weeks of 2017, the world learned the truth about Kevin Spacey and his perverted past.

When Anthony Rapp accused Spacey of molesting him when he was a 14-year-old boy, the actor refused to deny the allegations and instead attempted to overshadow the claims by revealing that he is gay.

However, the world refused to be distracted from the real issue. After a massive uproar from fans, the studios that Spacey was working with immediately fired him and either found replacements for his roles, or canceled the projects entirely.

Ridley Scott’s movie All the Money in the World actually recast Spacey with Christopher Plummer with only several weeks before the films release.

Netflix followed suit and dropped the leading star from House of Cards after Rapp’s claims were made, and several men and women on the hit political drama stepped forward to confirm their own experiences of sexual harassment.

They also cancelled their other ongoing projects with the shamed actor, and it came at quite the cost.

She Was Distressed About Money, But Then Woke Up To Find A Gift From A Stranger

Financial problems are an issue that just about every person faces at some point in their life, but to those actively going through it, that fact can seem like little comfort.

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It’s very, very difficult to focus on nearly anything else when money is proving to be a constant problem for you. The concern about it is all-consuming, and the worst part of it is that the solutions are often nowhere near as simple as some make it out to be. Saving for the future can be difficult when you’re living paycheck to paycheck, and things like loans and lines of credit can potentially bleed your finances even more dry than you might have without them.

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Pretty much everybody faced with financial troubles dreams of finding an easy way out of them. Winning the lottery, a rich relative you didn’t know about leaving all of their possessions to you, a surprise gift, just about any of them are completely unlikely, but hey, a person can dream.

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While this case might not be quite that fantastic, it’s enough to warm our hearts. A young woman was discussing her stress over her finances over the phone while on a train, and after taking a nap, she woke up to discover that someone had left her a surprise gift…

In-N-Out Employees Can Earn Up To $160,000 A Year Without Any Experience

You know what makes a fast food place more delicious? Its impeccable service. But how does a company encourage its employees to be the best they can be?

It’s actually quite simple: pay your employees really well.

In-N-Out Burger’s success is largely due to the higher-than-average salary they offer employees, and those who strive to work their way up can earn up to $160,000 a year with no degree or previous experience.

On average, In-N-Out employees start with a salary of $13 an hour, and have the opportunity to to make six figures if they earn the title of store manager.

That’s triple the industry average, which is a lot of money for someone to be earning with no college degree or previous management experience.

There’s more to the secret recipe of their company’s and employee’s success…

8 Couponing Tips To Help You Save The Most Money

Coupon shopping doesn’t have to be as intense as you see on TV. Shows like Extreme Couponing give an example of people who have taken their coupons seriously, stocking up on 50 rolls of toilet paper at once because they were on sale. While there’s nothing wrong with this lifestyle, it’s also not feasible for everyone.

However, there are ways to get the most from your coupons without ending up with too much stuff!

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This sounds SO simple, but find the coupons you want to use in advance, write a list, and then make it a quick trip. The longer you’re in the store, the more likely it is you’ll fall victim to more “deals” that will end up costing you more money than you would have saved.

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Just because you can save $2 on something, doesn’t mean you’re saving money. Weird, right? Often times, companies will hike up the prices of a product and then offer a “deal” which isn’t a deal at all. For example, your normal yogurt may cost $5 on an average day. However, slowly, the prices will start to increase and the price could go up to $7.50. When the company then comes out and offers $2 off, you’re still paying $5.50 for yogurt.

Money Crashers has a list of the price points everyone should know:

  • The Average Price: how much do certain items cost on any given day? What’s the lowest you’ve seen the price without a coupon? Knowing these prices for pantry staples will help make sure you’re not ripped off.
  • The Maximum Price: this is for personal knowledge. What is the most you will ever pay for a certain item, without a coupon? Knowing this will stop you from buying it when the price is too high.
  • The Deal Price: what price do you want to pay for an item when you have a coupon? If the price and coupon add up to your deal price, then buy enough to last until the next sale.
  • The Stock-Up Price: this price means it’s the lowest you’ve ever seen an item at, and you should probably stock up on it. Buy as many as you can and take advantage of the deal!
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When your coupons end up being for more than the item is on sale for, it produces an overage. Most stores won’t give you cash back for the overage, but will allow you to apply it towards other items in your cart. You’re basically giving yourself mini coupons for the items that were not on sale.

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When you’re giving the cashier your coupons, make sure you present them in the proper order. Price minimum coupons ($5 over a purchase of $20, etc.) should be presented first, as the other coupons in your order may end up negating the price minimum because of the deals. A lot of stores will apply the coupons correctly, regardless of the order, but it’s always better to be safe than sorry.

Simon Cowell Offers Huge Reward After Little Boy’s Puppy Is Stolen

A cry for help from a three-year-old boy caught the attention of everyone, including talent judge Simon Cowell.

While Cowell may look tough to impress on screen, he has a soft spot for those in need, and Edward Latter’s letter stood out to him.

When the 10-month-old border terrier, Morse, disappeared from his family’s home they put up missing posters all over the neighborhood.

The devastated young boy looked for a Christmas miracle to help bring his friend back. Penning a heartbreaking letter to Santa, he asked for the biggest Christmas gift at all.

“Dear Father Christmas,” Edward Latter’s letter started out. He continued on “I just want one present for Christmas this year, my dog Morse back. I’ve been a very good boy all year. Thank you, Edward aged two and three-quarters.”

Thousands of people joined the hunt for the family pet, and even Simon Cowell offered to get involved.

Putting up a $14,000 reward to anyone that could help find the family dog, Cowell was hoping the young boy’s pet would be returned home.

A source close to Cowell said, “It’s heartbreaking to see a little boy’s Christmas ruined. Dogs are so important to so many of us. We just hope it helps lead to the safe return of Morse.”

10 Items In Your Attic That Are Worth A Lot More Than You Think

Many of us have a bad habit of hoarding items in the our attics and basements, and as the years pass by, we often forget about them.

When we do eventually get around to sorting through them, we end up throwing out a good portion of the loot. But did you ever stop to think that you may be getting rid of items that could’ve been worth a lot money?

There are a lot of valuable items hiding among the junk. You just need to put in a little bit of effort to sort the treasure from the trash so you can rake in some extra cash.

Here are 10 items you probably have in your attic that are worth a lot more than you think:

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One of the easiest ways to make some extra cash is by dusting off your old record collection and putting some of them up for sale. “Items that were cherished by the demographic which grew up in the ’60s and ’70s is at its peak currently, with items like Pyrex, rock LPs, modern furniture, toys, etc.—all of which are in high demand,” John Neiheisel, Art & Antique Specialist told CountryLiving.com.

Certain records by artists like The Beatles, Bob Dylan, David Bowie and Prince can make you $5,000-$45,000 richer.

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You probably have a hand-me-down luggage set covered in cobwebs in your attic, but did you know that your vintage trunks may be really valuable? Designer luggage sets like the Louis Vuitton trunks pictured above are worth big bucks, but don’t worry, you can still rake in a lot of money by selling your non-designer luggage set.

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Nowadays, Mason jars are used for a variety of purposes, from serving drinks to overnight oats, but back in the refrigerator-free days, these glass jars were a household staple mainly used to store and preserve food. If you can get your hands on an original canning jar from the 1840s to 1920s, you could make up to $1,000. Keep an eye out for the rare upside-down Ball Mason Jar. They were only issued between 1900 and 1910, and have a higher price point.

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Don’t take grandpa or grandma’s rocking chair for granted. As long as the chair is in good condition and has markers that can be used to easily identify the craftsman and date, then you can sell it for some extra cash. An antique Mission Oak Sewing Rocking Chair by Gustav Stickley is currently going for $850 on eBay.

Of course not all dollhouses are created the same, which means, there are some that are much more valuable than the rest. Vintage dollhouses built by well-known toy companies, like Hobbies of Dereham, can fetch upwards of $2,000.

Texas County Loses Nearly $1 Million To Email Scam

The internet has been creating business opportunities for people ever since its introduction to the public in the 90s. Time and again, we’ve seen companies like Google and Amazon go from humble beginnings to absolutely unbelievable billion dollar empires, all based around providing a product or service that people didn’t know they wanted.

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However, for as long as there have been legitimate internet businesses, there have been people who’ve tried to profit off of people online through much less savory means. This has lead to a massive, MASSIVE boom of web-based scams, some of which you’ve almost definitely heard of. Scams like the Nigerian Prince messaging you to send him money, or getting a popup from “Microsoft” asking you to give them your credit card information.

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These scams are insidious because they prey on the ignorance of people who aren’t very computer-savvy. Fortunately as more and more people get interested in technology, they happen to be getting smarter about being careful, but even still, sometimes a scam presents itself just too well.

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Case and point: government officials from Harris County, Texas nearly lost a whopping $1 million to an email scam that was based out of the UK…

The U.S. Broke Its Own Record For Financial Damages Due To Natural Disasters In 2017

2017 was a rough year, there is no other way to look at it. The U.S. had a difficult year in many aspects, but it was the constant barrage of natural disasters trying to knock the nation to its knees that did some of the worst damage. Last year alone, the U.S. found itself dealing with 16 separate natural disasters that did over $1 billion in damages each, 10 more than the usual yearly average.

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After tallying up the total bill for damages following all of 2017 insanity, the final bill turned out to be $306 billion, eclipsing the previous record of $215 billion set in 2005, and a huge portion of that was due to hurricane Katrina.

In fact, if we are just talking about hurricanes, three of the five most expensive hurricanes of all time happened this year: 1. Harvey, 3. Maria, 5. Irma. It just seemed like no matter how much work was done, the hits just kept coming.

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Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico definitely took the brunt of the damage, but Alabama, California, Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina and Tennessee all faced down disasters that did more than $1 billion in damages.

Mother Of Two Buys Lottery Ticket By Mistake, Ends Up Winning $5 Million

What would you do if you won the lottery? We’ve all dreamed of suddenly coming into a ton of money that we basically didn’t have to do any work for, so what would be the best way for you to spend it?

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Would you quit your job in a spectacular fashion, relocate somewhere tropical, and live out the rest of your days in peace? Or maybe you’d take your family and friends on the trip of a lifetime to somewhere exotic? Or you could even just pay off your debts and live comfortably off the interest for the rest of your life.

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Of course, no matter how often we buy ourselves a ticket, it just seems like we can never get lucky enough to win. This likely has to do with the fact that the odds are so small they’re basically microscopic, but somehow people have managed to win it without even really trying, so why can’t we?!

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Case and point: Oksana Zaharov, a 46-year-old mother of two from North Jersey, was out shopping when she was given the wrong ticket by the clerk, which she begrudgingly paid for. Turns out that clerk may have been an angel in disguise, because the mix-up lead to her winning $5 million!

10 Facts About Money That Will Make You Reconsider Its Value

Money makes the world go around.

But how much do you really know about the item everyone in the world desires to accumulate?

You’re in contact with it everyday, whether it’s money used to purchase goods and services, or working your job and getting money transferred into your back account.

Money is how we distinguish people’s economic and social status, but what is it really?

Here are 10 truths about money you may not know.

1. Money is not made out of trees.

Contrary to popular opinion, money isn’t made out of paper. U.S. paper money is made out of 75% cotton and 25% linen. In the 1700s, people repaired torn bills with a needle and thread.

2. It costs more than a penny to make a penny.

According to the U.S. mint, pennies cost approximately 1.7 cents per coin to manufacture. Now that’s time and money wasted.

3. Worn out cash turns to compost.

Some farms in the U.S. turns four tons of worn-out U.S. cash into compost every day.

4. Printing money is more expensive than you think.

The U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing uses approximately nine tons of ink to print 26 million currency notes each day. That costs around $974 million!

5. More than 90% of bills have dangerous bacteria, and a trace of cocaine, on them.

Paper bills can carry the flu virus for more than two weeks, and reportedly carry more germs than a toilet. What’s more shocking is that research found that a significant number of U.S. bills contain traces of cocaine, but it’s not enough to cause any health risks. Scientists say that this doesn’t happen because of rampant drug use, rather they get contaminated inside currency-counting machines at the bank.

Keep going to learn more mind-blowing facts about money!

10 Coins You May Still Have That Are Worth Thousands Of Dollars

Back in the day, most coins were just chump change, but now some of the little details in these vintage or rare coins can fatten up your wallet with bills instead of pocket change.

You probably have more of a chance owning at least one of these coins than winning the lottery.

Go rummage in your coin jar, wallet, under your couch cushions, in your drawers, under your car seat, and anywhere else that you may find some “worthless” change.

If you find any of these coins below, visit a coin appraiser and they’ll let you know if you got the real thing.

Only nine 1894-S Barber dimes are said to exist, and they are so rare that they’re worth millions of dollars.

The Liberty head, Shield, and the Buffalo nickel are each worth a few thousand dollars. If you own any nickels that look vintage, are from the 19th or 20th century, and have a face on it, your best bet is to visit a coin appraiser and get a second opinion.

In the ’40s, the U.S. Mint made pennies out of steel, then coated them zinc, but this special coin was made out of copper. Real 1943 Lincoln head copper pennies can be worth up to $10,000, but those fake ones circulating around are only worth what they are meant to be.

This coin is supposed to look just like it does in the photo above: blurry. The double image was created after a slight askew alignment during the minting process. In 1955, only a few thousand doubled die pennies were released, mostly given as change from cigarette vending machines. If this coin is in decent condition, it could be worth $1,800.

What you should look for here is the “S” on the head side, which indicates that it was made in San Francisco, and on the tail side look for the year “1941” printed upside down above the word “Dollar.” The quarter has been previously put up for auction for $35,000!

Keep going to see the ones from the ’90s to the early 2000s. There’s more of a chance you have one of these in your change jar.

Clerk Tells Woman She Won The Lottery, But She’s Not Allowed To Collect Her Prize

Can you imagine winning the lottery right before Christmas? The financial security would make it the best celebration of all, and you could start to plan out your future. We all think about what we’d do if we hit he jackpot, but few of us will ever experience that rush.

For some extremely unlucky people in South Carolina, they both won and lost the lottery within minutes, and they’re not happy about it.

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Nicole Coggins told local news what ran through her mind when she learned she and her mother-in-law won almost $18,000.

“I had been promising [my kids] for years [to take them to Disney World] and I thought I would finally get to, and now I can’t,” Coggins said.  “I don’t play the lottery that much. Every once in a while, I’ll buy a Powerball ticket, but something told me to buy a lottery ticket. I was having a good day and I wanted to try it.”

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Coggins won $500 on her first ticket, so she bought another one to test her luck.

“And it was another winner and another winner,” Coggins recalled. “So I thought, ‘Well, maybe there is something wrong with their machine. This can’t be real.'”

The mom said her tickets were scanned, she was informed she won, but then almost immediately the cashier said she couldn’t cash in, because the transaction wasn’t valid.

Coggins isn’t the only one who was told this, either. So what went wrong?

Here Are 5 Products You Are Spending Too Much Money On And Where To Spend Less

We all want to know that the products we are buying will last us a lifetime, but does that mean we have to spend absurd amounts of money to get quality? In the balance between finding a good deal and getting your moneys worth, how are you supposed to know the difference?

Unfortunately, there is no one simple trick to getting the best product at the best price. There are many forms of advertising that we all fall for every single day that convince us that something we are looking at is actually much better than it is.

So we end up buying things that seem flashy to us on TV but when we bring them home, they seem to lose their appeal. Sure enough, not much time later we find ourselves having to go out yet again just to buy the same product that was supposed to fix our problem!

To say it’s infuriating is an understatement, but luckily, the internet exists. Which means that people can come together and talk about the products and services they have tried, been disappointed in, and that have lasted the test of time.

So here’s a list of products that you are already spending too much money on, and where you can go to pick up the better version, for cheaper. What could be better than that?

The household cleaning product industry is full of bogus claims that pit companies against one another, yet all claim to be the “best option” as compared to their competitors.

Sponges with special chemical cleaning properties have been around for a number of years now, but you’ll find yourself paying out for only one or two of them that only seem to last for a couple of cleaning situations.

Instead of shelling out for these dubious items, why not order 100 of the real thing, for the same price you would pay for one of the other brand names?

These melamine foam cleansers are made from eco-friendly materials, can be cut to size, and work on dust, stains, and most surfaces that see build-up of filth.

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How annoying is it to be halfway through your day and realize that your deodorant has already worn off? I mean, even if we’re not running, our sweat just seems to find it’s way through to our nice clean shirts.

You’ve probably found yourself hoodwinked by the brands in this department. I mean, they have such funny commercials right? But that doesn’t translate into quality.

Consider Arm & Hammer Deodorant, and no, it’s not made out of baking soda!

It may seem like an odd brand to use, but it works really well for keeping your sweat glands fresh! Plus, it likely won’t ruin any shirts you put on afterwards!

Try it out and buy yours today!

If You See Any of These 10 Items In a Thrift Store, They’re Worth A Fortune

Not everyone can walk out a store knowing that they’ll have more money in their pocket then when they came in.  

Many people have bought items worth chump change, but they learned days later that they accidentally stumbled upon a fortune.

The thing is, these items look ordinary, but are estimated to be worth a lot of money.

These 10 unbelievable thrift store finds by people who were just looking for a cheap item ultimately changed their lives.

The next time you walk into a thrift store, Goodwill, or a garage sale, you may be walking out with an item worth thousands or even millions of dollars.

1. $5.99 for a $35,000 watch.

Zach Norris was looking for a cheap golf bag at Goodwill when he came across a interesting-looking watch. He paid almost $6 for it, and later learned that the watch is a 1959 LaCoultre Deep Sea Alarm, which he sold on eBay for thousands of dollars.

2. Famous sculptor’s necklace sold for $267,750.

Norma Ifill was intrigued by this rustic-looking necklace at a flea market, so she bought it. During a visit to the Alexander Calder exhibit at the Philadelphia Art Museum she realized the necklace she bought was made by a famous sculptor.

3. An ordinary-looking shirt that was sold for a not-so-ordinary price of $43,020.

Sean McEvoy found this sweater at a thrift shop in Tennessee and paid less than a dollar for it. While watching a documentary on Vince Lombardi, Sean recognized the name from the sweater’s name tag.

4. A priceless paining sold at an auction for $34,375.

Beth Feeback was looking for a blanket at a North Carolina Goodwill store, but she ended up buying a painting, titled “Vertical Diamond”, that she soon discovered was created by Ilya Bolotowsky.

5. A famous poster found underneath a painting was valued at $18,000.

Laura Stouffer bought a small old painting of “Shepherd’s Call” at a thrift store. She soon realized that beneath the painting was an original movie poster for the film All Quiet On The Western Front.

These next ones may still be found in a thrift store near you!

Cards Against Humanity Just Gave 100 People $1000 To Prove A Point

While you may know it as a game you play with a group of friends after you’ve had a few drinks, Cards Against Humanity is more than just a party game.

The politically incorrect game has decided to tackle an issue that is near and dear to our pockets.

“Today, eight men own the same amount of wealth as the poorest half of humanity (almost 4 billion people). Most Americans can’t come up with $400 in an emergency, and one in five American households have zero or negative wealth,” Cards Against Humanity explains on its website. “Our lawyers advised against our first choice — a campaign to eat all the rich people and live in their houses — so we settled for something more achievable.”

The card game had 150,000 people sign up for “Cards Against Humanity Saves America,” which was an experiment in wealth disparity.

The holiday promotion has promised people six surprises in the month of December at the cost of $15.

“There’s no time for questions—now is the time to act. You give us $15, and we’ll send six America-saving surprises right to your doorstep,” they said.

“Teem Mom” Salaries Are Public Knowledge, But You’ll Wish You Didn’t Know

When MTV came out with their show, 16 & Pregnant, the point was to try and show young girls the struggles of teen pregnancy and the importance of birth control or abstinence. Each episode followed a different girl from when she finds out she’s pregnant until a month or so after the birth. Most teens chose to keep their baby, while others chose to give their newborn up for adoption.

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The episodes were supposed to be one-offs, but it became evident that the show was more popular than anyone anticipated. This prompted the network to change up their strategy, which is when Teen Mom came to fruition. MTV picked four girls from 16 & Pregnant to be part of a reality series that would follow their struggles as teen parents. Amber, Farrah, Maci, and Catelynn were thrust into the spotlight and became instant celebrities.

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The girls started out pretty average, struggling to finish school and care for a newborn, all under the age of 18. But as seasons went on, people started to notice something: these girls weren’t struggling at all. Sure, they were still parents. But their cars got nicer, their houses got bigger, and their appearance was more glamorous.

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But once you see their salaries, it’s not hard to understand why they can afford these luxuries.