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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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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 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

God, Marriage and Money - perfect if you are engaged or newlywed

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The God Marriage & Money book from Compass Catholic is specifically designed for couples who are engaged to be married. Most engaged couples spend more time discussing the flavor of their wedding cake than talking about their finances. Yet finances are something you’ll deal with every day of your married lives, and financial differences are one of the leading causes of divorce.

This book has everything you need to have an open and honest discussion about finances before the wedding!  God Marriage & Money is available in both hardcopy and eBook formats. This is a perfect resource if you (or a friend or family member) is engaged or newly married.

Read Evelyn’s Blog: God Marriage & Money.

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.

Tips to help you avoid the Christmas spending stress

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Before you drive yourself crazy with Christmas spending, it’s time make a financial plan for the season so you can stay out of debt.

Take some time before your spending spree starts to go through the following steps and keep some sense of sanity in Christmas spending this year. You will thank yourself when the bills start arriving in January

Read Evelyn's blog: Avoid Holiday Spending Stress for ways to avoid holiday spending stress and learn more about the resources available from Compass Catholic Ministries.

Here are 8 tips for dealing with debt overload

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If you are like most people in the US, debt is a way of life. But there comes a time when the debt gets overwhelming or you just simply get tired of wasting your hard earned money paying interest.

Things for you to think about are: good debt vs bad debt; secured and unsecured debt; using a budget; credit counseling; consolidation loans; home equity line of credit and changing your habits. 

Read Evelyn’s Blog: Ditch the Debt!