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How do You Know if Your Spending in out of Control

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Just like those extra pounds seem to pile on, we can slowly develop habits that lead to out of control spending. How do you know if you are in that situation? Listen in and see if any of these clues apply to you:

  • You buy something just because it’s on sale
  • You have to buy the newest thing just because it’s NEW
  • You waste money on unnecessary fees
  • You eat at a restaurant more than you eat at home
  • You don’t take advantage of loyalty programs where you spend the most money.

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Tax Planning - it’s about seeing more money in your paycheck

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It’s tax time, and here are some tips to reduce your tax burden:

  • Decide whether to use the standard deductions or itemize your deductions
  • If you itemize, track expenses that are deductible throughout the year.
  • Take advantage of mortgage interest deductions
  • Google W4 withholding calculators to determine if you need to adjust the number of deductions you are taking on your W4 form
  • Boost your retirement savings and reduce your taxes
  • Take advantage of employer programs for your health care flex spending and child care costs.

Your goal is to be tax neutral–not paying too much at tax time and not using your income taxes as an interest free loan to the government.

To learn more, connect with us via the Compass Catholic Blog.

The Christmas bills have arrived, now what?

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Shopping for Christmas can be a lot of fun. But when the bills arrive in January, it’s not so much fun. Listen in and visit the Compass Catholic blog for some ideas about how to get those bills paid off.

Money Saving Ideas

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Saving money can seem like and overwhelming task, but it is possible if you search for every way possible to cut your costs. It is also important to save with the right attitude. Savings should be used to take of your family. If you are saving with the goal of getting rich, you are like the rich fool we read about in Luke chapter 12.

Visit the Compass Catholic blog and get a free eBook of Your Money Counts to help you save.

What does it mean to - Set Your House in Order?

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Set Your House In Order is a 5-week Bible study to help you create, update and organize all your important information (health care surrogate, power of attorney, passwords, advisors, assets, debts, will, insurance, etc.) If there is an accident, illness or death, the most important gift you can give your family is organized information.

Check out details about the Set Your House in Order study to learn more. Be sure to check out our blog.

Whether you are young or old, married or single, working or retired this Bible study will be helpful to you.  Use the “contact us” link to request more information or call us at 844-447-6263.

What Does Your 2018 Financial Plan Look Like?

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Now is the time to look at your 2017 financial plan and update it for 2018. If you don’t have a financial plan or aren’t sure where to start, this podcast is for you.  To learn more, connect with us via the Compass Catholic ministries website and read the related blog.

Navigating Your Finances God’s Way

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Even if they regularly attend Mass, most Catholics don’t fully recognize all that God has to say about money and possessions. Everything we need to know about how to spend, save, give and manage money can be found in over 2,500 verses in the Bible. Discover true financial freedom!

Visit the Compass Catholic blog and check out the Compass Catholic Bible Studies page for more info on Navigating Your Finances God’s Way a 9-week Bible study that will change your financial future!

Managing your money - the planning is easy, and the execution is hard

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There aren’t too many ways to get your money under control. It all boils down to keeping track of what you spend, spending less than you earn, having an emergency fund, and finding ways to economize.

Even though getting your finances under control is simple, it’s not easy. It takes discipline, hard work and commitment.  You may dream about being debt free, but what are you doing today to make that dream a reality? If you make progress every day, those dreams will come true.

To help you manage finances from a faith perspective, you can access the eBook version of Your Money Counts for free and it will help you focus on what is truly important. For more information, call us at 844-447-6263 or fill out the contact form on the Compass Catholic website.

Read Evelyn's Blog for more on this topic: Dreaming and Doing are Two Different Things

It’s time to get honest about your finances

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When it comes to your personal finances, have you been totally honest with yourself or are you fooling yourself by confusing needs and wants? Do you think more money will make you happy? Have you convinced yourself that you don’t make enough to give or save?

All of these little lies you tell yourself can justify handling money in a way that does not honor God.

Read Evelyn’s Blog: Are You Being Honest With Yourself? To learn more about how you may be hiding money problems.

Seeking Godly Counsel

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It is easy to talk ourselves into buying whatever we want or think we need.  It is simple to justify any purchase we want to make, no matter how large or how small.

But how many times do we later regret those purchases and realize we made a mistake by spending too much money or buying the wrong thing without thinking it through.

Many financial mistakes can be avoided by seeking godly counsel before spending our hard earned money.

Read Evelyn's Blog: Seeking Godly Counsel