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Lifestyle Inflation—How to Avoid it

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Lifestyle inflation means spending a little more than you make in an effort to keep up with neighbors, friends and relatives who seem to have more than you do.

The problem is that no material things will provide everlasting happiness and it is easy to get off track when we try to keep up with the cultural norms.

Join us for a discussion on ways to avoid life style inflation, and the Compass Catholic blog has additional information about how to spend sanely.

Lifestyle Inflation - What is it?

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So, you got a raise!  Is it time for the bigger car, larger house, fancier vacations and more stuff for the kids? As your salary increases it’s easy to justify treating yourself and your family to nice things. You work hard. You DESERVE to have nice things. And once you get on that merry go round it’s hard to get off.

For more about Lifestyle Inflation, here’s the Compass Catholic blog.

Retiring? What will you do with your 401K?

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Planning for retirement can be a fun time as you prepare for a new season of life. It can also be a time of many financial decisions which will have long term impacts. Making the wrong decision about your 401K can jeopardize your financial stability, so make this decision very carefully with lots of pre-planning.

Join us as we talk about the decisions to consider.

The Compass Catholic blog has additional information about retirement planning.

Thinking About Investing? Start Here!

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If you are a beginning investor, there are lots of considerations to put into your plan. What is your long term goal? What is your time frame? How much risk are you willing to accept? What type of investments do you want to own (or NOT own)? Join us as we talk about the decisions to consider.

The Compass Catholic blog provides additional information about developing your investment strategy.

Apps are a Great Tool for Beginning Investors

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Are you just beginning to think about the future and start an investment strategy? If so, apps are a great way to start on a small and simple scale and we’ve found two apps to get you started.

The Compass Catholic blog has more about a beginning investment strategy, including what you should have in place before investing. The sooner you get started, the more your money will grow over time.

My Budget is Leaking, How do I Fix it?

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Do you find that you run out of money before the end of the month? Your problem may be budget leaks–those items that just make money trickle out before you know it. Join us for ideas about finding those budget leaks so you can fix them.

The Compass Catholic blog has more about how money can escape from holes in your budget.

Navigating Your Finances God’s Way (Crisis, Perspective and Eternity)

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This podcast concludes the overview of the Navigating Your Finances God’s Way nine week Bible study. Today we discuss how to prepare financially for a crisis, even when everything is going well. And we also cover how our perspective on worldly wealth relates to eternity.

The Compass Catholic blog provides more info about this study and the topics related to integrating faith and finances.

Navigating Your Finances God’s Way (Work, Saving and Investing)

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This podcast provides an overview of weeks 6 and 7 of the Navigating Your Finances God’s Way nine week Bible study. The topics are work, saving and investing. Check out previous podcasts for additional info on the other weeks of the study, which are also covered in the Compass Catholic blog.

Transform your life as you experience how faith and finances are related.

Navigating Your Finances God’s Way (Honesty, Generosity and Seeking Godly Counsel)

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The 9-week Compass Catholic Bible study, Navigating Your Finances God’s Way is transformational. It will help you get your finances under control, and make you a better Catholic.

We cover the topics of honesty, generosity and seeking godly counsel when making financial decisions in this podcast, which is contained in weeks 4 and 5 of the study. Stay tuned, weeks 6-9 are covered in the following podcasts.

Also check out our blog to learn more about this amazing study.