We thank you for being a part of our SeedTime family! If you’re new here, our mission is for you to learn what school and church never taught you about money.
No matter if you’re new to SeedTime or if you’re a long time reader, we’ve compiled Our Top 10 Videos of 2019 (from our YouTube channel), just for you. Enjoy!
Below is the video for you to watch of our top videos.
We’ll also get more in depth with each video as you read further. Drop in on the discussion Linda and I had, transcribed below… and we welcome you to join in by leaving us a comment!
Bob: I’ll let you do the honors. We’re starting from number five and we’re working backwards to our number one.
Linda: This might get kind of confusing because all of these videos are in numerical order, but they also have numbers, as far as the title.
Bob: Almost everything we do has a number to it.
The Top 5 Most Viewed Videos of 2019
Linda: So, number 5 is, Five Bad Money Habits To Break.
Bob: This video… I like this one. We had a lot of great response in this one, and obviously had a whole bunch of views. Definitely check it out. There’s a lot of habits that we have, that we don’t even know aren’t good habits, that are hurting us financially. What’s number four?
Linda: Number 4 is, Three Surprising Things That Jesus Said About Money.
Bob: Yeah, this is fun. Jesus actually did talk about money, believe it or not. He actually talked about money a lot. The Bible has a lot to say about it. We pulled out three things that Jesus said about money.
Linda: All right, number 3. 17 Things Frugal People Don’t Do. I like this one.
Bob: Linda had fun with this one.
Linda: You know those online quizzes, or quizzes in magazines, if you’re old school like me? I used to love taking the quizzes in magazines.
Bob: Girly magazines? Yeah.
Linda: This is kind of like that. Yeah. Number two is, Seven Legit At Home Jobs.
Bob: So people ask me all the time about what kind of work they can do from home. Everybody wants to work from home, and I’ve worked from home a long time. There’s some benefits to it. But anyway, the point is, is that these are seven ideas for you, if you want to do that.
Linda: Number 1 of our most viewed videos, How We Travel For Free.
Bob: Yeah, this is no surprise. This video goes over our system that we’ve used to get… I don’t know what the number is now, but basically, 100 free hotel nights and about 100 flights in the last five years. It’s a system specifically for traveling in the U.S. that we use. So, if you’re interested, check that one out.
Bob: All right, so now that we got those five out of the way, let’s get to the ones that have the highest like ratio. Some of them are viewed more, but don’t have as many thumbs ups, and so these are the ones that just got a whole bunch of thumbs ups.
The 5 Most Liked Videos of 2019
Linda: Thumbs ups. Number 5 thumbs ups. Number five is, How to invest $100. It is a billionaire investment strategy. Am I saying this right?
Bob: Sometimes these things read a little bit different than they’re spoken. The point of this video is, we show you one of my favorite specific strategies on how to invest $100. The reason it’s called a billionaire strategy, is because a very well-known billionaire recommends this strategy.
Bob: I don’t know. Should I tell you? Should I give it away? He recommends this strategy, and he specifically has in his will, for his wife after he dies, to follow this strategy for investment. I’m going to leave it at that. I’m not going to say anything else. So if you’re interested you’ve got to check our video.
Linda: Number 4 of our most liked videos is, 7 Smart Financial Moves You Can Make Today.
Linda: It’s self-explanatory.
Bob: Most of these videos are self-explanatory, but there you go.
Linda: Number 3, What Do You Actually Spend Your Money On?
Bob: It blows my mind how many people don’t know what they’re actually spending their money on. They think they do, it’s like, “Oh yeah, I spend this much probably…”
Linda: So they think it’s going towards their mortgage or rent, or something like that and then they find out it’s mostly going to Starbucks?
Bob: Well, yeah. They have no idea how much they’re actually spending on eating out or on entertainment each month, or on groceries, or anything like that. There’s a really simple way to find out, and it takes you five minutes. It’s completely automated and simple and free. That’s what we talk about in this video.
Linda: Wow. Why not find out in five minutes? Number 2 is, Not Everything Is About Money.
Bob: This is one we did together.
Linda: I remember.
Bob: So the gist of this video is that for people like me, money nerds like me, it’s easy to get caught in the numbers, and make every decision a final decision, and that’s just not a healthy way to live life. This is something that the people like Linda who are not the money nerds, should be sharing this video with every single one of their friends, and all the spouses of the money nerds.
Linda: I just play it for you whenever you-
Bob: Yeah, exactly. If you’re not the money nerd, you will like this video.
Linda: Okay, and number 1 of our highest liked… What is it?
Bob: Most liked video.
Linda: The way you said it was too confusing.
Bob: The most thumbs ups.
Linda: Number 1 is, Our Five Worst Money Mistakes.
Bob: I think this is telling, that us talking about-
Linda: You guys want to hear what we do wrong.
Bob: Yeah, we’ve got a lot more than five, so maybe we should increase that-
Linda: Keep going.
Bob: Do round two.
Linda: 17 worst money mistakes.
Bob: 99 money mistakes. All right, so now we’re going to talk about a few of Linda’s favorites. Because I asked her and I’m like, “All right. What videos did you like? What did you like doing?”
Linda’s Favorite Videos of 2019
First on her list… and these aren’t in any particular order, she just threw them out there. Smart People Buy Cars Like This.
Linda: That one just because it felt really personal.
Bob: It was really personal.
Linda: We were in the middle of dealing with a really hot September with no air conditioning in the car, and just-
Bob: All right, and you also mentioned that you really liked the 17 Things Frugal People Don’t Do. That was just fun.
Linda: Yeah, that one again is fun. I just like the quiz thing. I like knowing if I’m frugal or not.
Bob: All right, you said you liked the interview I did with Chuck Bentley about, Why Marriage Is the Best Financial Move.
Linda: I love that one because… Well first of all, Chuck Bentley is amazing. When I listened to that interview with Chuck, it just inspired me in a new way to get involved with our finances, and that actually what I had to say about our finances was really valuable. Just because I wasn’t good at the spreadsheets, didn’t mean that I didn’t have anything valuable. I just really loved that interview honestly.
Bob: That’s great.
Linda: I feel like it’s about just working together in your marriage.
Bob: You said you also like this one, Five Ways To Bless Your Pastor.
Linda: I did. The idea of blessing your pastor and just not forgetting that they actually have needs too. He brings up a ton of good points. That’s just a great video. I liked it.
Bob: The other one you mentioned was about, Defining Success As A Christian. This was an interview I did with Joseph Michael.
Linda: Oh yes.
Bob: He’s a good friend.
Linda: I just think the two of you talking-
Bob: This was a good conversation. I wish I could get Joe on all the time. We have good conversations. We need to give a shout-out to Keith Boyd. He’s someone in our SeedTime community who kind of was the inspiration for this video. Thank you Keith for the idea and we are now doing it. If you need some videos to watch, we just gave you a whole bunch of great videos to watch.
Bob: I’ll add to that, that I’ve since created about three of four playlists over at YouTube. You’ll have all these linked up. These playlists are the beginnings of courses that we’re going to create. These are going to be paid courses in the future. In the meantime, you get kind of the beginning collections of each of one of these for free over on YouTube. So just pass it along.
Bob: Basically, we have it broken out, one of the playlists is My Favorite Money Hacks, and there’s just a lot of great financial tips and tricks that you can run with and use right now to save money and to be a little more strategic with your money. We have broken down in a 101, 201, and 301 course-type thing. Each one of these playlists, like the
- 101 will take you through the basics
- and 201 is a little more intermediate
- and 301 is a little bit more advanced stuff
Bob: If you want to dive in and really learn a bunch of stuff about money and feel like you start getting a handle on it, and like we always talk about, our goal here is to teach the things that school should have taught us, that they never did, and the things the church hasn’t been able to as well, and kind of combining that. That’s really what we do on this channel. So check those out.
Bob: Final thing here. If you don’t want to miss any of our great videos that are coming up in 2020, there’s a couple of things you can do. First off, you can go over to seedtime.com and get on our email list. We send an email once a week, and you will always hear about our new videos, and you’ll hear about our best Instagram post, you’ll hear… We actually have a Bible verse of the week where we create an iPhone graphic and you download.
Bob: Anyway, all this stuff is in our weekly newsletter, so definitely get signed up for that over there. You can also subscribe on YouTube and make sure you hit the bell. You’ve got to hit the bell otherwise YouTube might not show you our videos, I don’t know why. Hit the bell if you want to make sure that you hear from us with each new video.
Bob: The other thing is, you can go over to Instagram. You can follow us there.
Bob: @seedtime. We’re putting a lot of the videos up there. YouTube is a little better platform for consuming, because we can put longer videos. But, the point is you can see a lot over there as well. The other thing you can do is subscribe to our podcast. Some of the audio from some of our videos goes to our podcast. You can check that out, and it is appropriately named, SeedTime Money. You can find it pretty much anywhere you can find podcasts. That is all for now, thank you for a fantastic 2019.
Bob: We have really enjoyed it. We’ve enjoyed growing a little bit of an audience on YouTube and connecting with you and hearing your comments and your suggestions, and your video ideas, making fun of us, like all of it. It’s all been great. It’s been great. We’ve absolutely loved it. Thank you very much and we’re really excited about 2020. We have a lot of ideas and things we’re going to do, and it’s a good time to be in the SeedTime community. As always, be blessed, be a blessing, and we’ll see you soon.
Oh, and if you have a finance or faith based topic you’d like us to discuss in 2020… let us know in the comments below!