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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.

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The trade off between Energy, Time and Money

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Energy, time and money.  Sometimes you have more of one than the other. Here are some ideas to help you with the balancing act.

  • Downsize the house. A smaller house means less energy and time to maintain and ALL the costs will be lower from the mortgage to the utilities.
  • Make two meals at once and freeze one to save time when you are on the go, and also save a little money on the cost of the meal.
  • Plan shopping around sales to save time, money and energy.
  • Spot clean on a semi-regular basis to save energy and time.
  • Keep an up to date grocery list so when you go to the store you know exactly what you need. You won’t waste money buying something you don’t need and you won’t waste energy and time having to go back to the store for something you forgot to buy.

Read Evelyn's Blog: The Tradeoff Between Time, Energy, and Money

QUESTION: Use our "Contct Us" form and join in, we would love to hear from you.  What do you have more of – time, energy or money?  How do you handle the balancing act?

Navigating Your Finances God’s Way

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Most people, religious or not, don’t fully recognize all that God has to say about how to handle money and possessions. Everything we need to know about how to spend, save, give and manage money can be found in over 2500 verses in the Bible. Discover true financial freedom!

Visit the Compass Catholic website for our latest blogs 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 help you learn how to manage your money God’s way.

Read Evelyn's Blog: Navigating Your Finances God's Way

October 16, 2017  

8 Middle Class Money Mistakes

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If you were going to automatically pay an extra 15% for every item you buy, would you still buy it? Probably not. But you spend an extra 15% (or more, depending on your interest rate) when you buy items with credit cards and don’t pay the balance in full each month. If you are paying more than the price for what you buy, checkout our debt payoff calculators below. 

A lot of financial mistakes can be avoided if you just stop, think and evaluate the difference between wants and needs. It’s not glamorous and it may not be fun but steady plodding keeps you on track: Proverbs 21:5, tells us, “The plans of the diligent end in profit, but those of the hasty end in loss.”

Read Evelyn's Blog: Middle Class Money Mistakes

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October 11, 2017  

How Much Debt is Too Much?

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Do you get a sick sinking feeling when you think about the amount of debt you have? Are you worried that you’ll never be able to dig your way out of debt? We know how that feels. We had a mortgage, LOTS of credit card debt, two car payments, and no savings.  Needless to say, our marriage was not a happy place to be.

Being in debt is like playing with matches. You know you will be able to blow the match out when the flame gets too close to your fingers, but sometimes you get burned. That’s what happens when your debt load gets overwhelming or there is an unexpected financial emergency. Sooner or later you will get burned.

Read Evelyn's Blog: How Much Debt is Too Much?

Check out our debt elimination calculators!

September 30, 2017  

What it Takes to Get Out of Debt

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Debt is so easy to get into and so hard to get out of.  Getting into debt is like sliding down a slippery slope and getting out of debt is like trying to climb out of a hole by making your way slowly and painfully back up that same slippery slope.

My husband and I have made every financial mistake there is to make – using debt to fund a lifestyle we could not afford; spending long term savings for short term needs; starting a business with no plan on how to survive financially; not being generous in our giving.

But if we can become totally debt free, so can you!

Read Evelyn's Blog: It Takes Extraordinary Effort to Get Out of Debt