October 16, 2019
We are in the middle of an economic expansion and the unemployment rate is at a 50 year low. But change is inevitable and at some point there will be a recession. Are you prepared to weather an upcoming economic storm?
A recession may be months or even years away so the best time to prepare is now. Join us for some ideas about how to get ready.
The Compass Catholic blog has more about preparing for the next recession.
October 9, 2019
It is so easy to separate our faith from our finances and think of them as two entirely separate unrelated things. But often times when we get into debt there is a spiritual void we are trying to fill by buying things we can’t afford.
Financial challenges can be a hidden monster in many families and marriages. By shining the light of faith into that dark corner, we can tackle and tame the debt monster and learn that every area of our life, including how we handle money, has a spiritual impact.
The Compass Catholic blog has more about the spiritual impact of debt.
October 2, 2019
We have so many people come to us who are on the brink of disaster. Maybe they have missed several payments on the mortgage, their credit card bills are past due or they haven’t opened their mail for months.
These problems don’t happen overnight—they creep up gradually. If you are in a situation where your finances feel slightly out of control. The best thing you can do is get them under control before they spin into a full blown disaster.
For additional ideas about avoiding financial disaster, check out the Compass Catholic blog.
September 25, 2019
Have you ever gotten a phone call from your own phone number? There are any number of ways people hide their true identity in an effort to scam you. They may want your money or your personal information but they are persistent in trying to get you to give them what they want.
We have suggestions for how to avoid being scammed by being smart about who you talk to, what information you share, and how you can protect the information the scammers want the most.
The Compass Catholic blog has additional ideas about avoiding scams.
September 4, 2019
Recently, we were talking to the president of a Catholic Credit Union who mentioned the term “Financial Clutter” as all those things that get people off track with their finances.
Maybe it’s doing something you should NOT be doing or maybe it’s NOT doing something you should be doing. Financial clutter is whatever gets us off track from being a good steward of God’s blessings. Join us for a lively discussion on financial clutter.
The Compass Catholic blog has more on how to find and eliminate the financial clutter in your life.
August 28, 2019
When people retire, many times the goal is to simply stop working. As our lifespan increases, retirement can be a time of great fulfillment if you plan well. Not planning for retirement may result in a dead end feeling when you no longer have a reason to get out of bed every morning.
Finding a passion to use your talents and skills in serving others can result in a fulfilling lifestyle and a feeling of accomplishment during this season of life.
The retirement years can be one third of your adult life. What are your plans for loving retirement? The Compass Catholic blog has more about planning for happy, fulfilling retirement years.
One step in planning is to be financially prepared. Check out our retirement calculators to review your financial readiness.
August 21, 2019
Sooner or later almost everyone faces a financial crisis. A job loss, illness, birth of a special needs child, or damage from a hurricane or winter storm can all wreak havoc on your financial stability. Plan for the unplanned by having a crisis budget. A crisis budget will help you survive economic setbacks with minimum impact to your financial stability.
This podcast shares how to create a crisis budget and when to put it into action, and be sure to check out the Compass Catholic blog on crisis budgets.
August 14, 2019
College graduation is one of those milestones in life that need to be celebrated. And after the celebration it’s time to face a lot of planning and decisions about your future, including strategies for how to handle money, pay off the student loans, and become a financially responsible adult.
Join us for ideas and suggestions about how to get organized for your financial future.
The Compass Catholic blog has more on how to get a handle on your finances.
July 10, 2019
Paying off debt is a lot like losing weight. There are fad diets that may help you lose weight quickly, but some on those diets may not be very healthy. It takes a lifestyle and mindset change along with discipline to keep the weight off.
In the same way, paying off debt takes a lifestyle and mindset change along with discipline in order to manage your spending and concentrate on paying off debt. But some of the ways to pay off debt may not be financially healthy.
Join us here and on our blog for things to think about when planning a debt pay off plan.