April 24, 2019
Buying a home can be one of the best or worst things you’ll do financially. Plan ahead to make it your very best decision!
In addition to the mortgage, home ownership comes with many related costs, such as the down payment, closing costs, upkeep and maintenance. You also need to think about what you’ll need when you move in. Going from an apartment to a home may mean you’ll have to buy a lawnmower, tools, furniture, window coverings and other items that you never needed in an apartment.
One mistake we have seen people make is buying too much house. Do you really need the five bedroom house and all the related costs that come with it?
The other mistake is not getting a home inspection done by a licensed professional. Any home (even a new one) has a potential for problems. An inspection is one way to mitigate huge issues that can’t be seen with the naked eye.
Take your time and make a wise, practical financial decision and home ownership will provide many blessings.
The Compass Catholic blog has more on buying your first home.
February 13, 2019
There are lots of things to think about and plan for as you approach your wedding day. Unfortunately, most couples who are engaged to be married talk more about the flavor of their wedding cake than about their marital finances. The cake cutting ceremony takes about 10 minutes but finances are something they’ll deal with every day of their entire married life.
The Compass Catholic blog has more about why the “Money Talk” is so important to a strong healthy marriage.
November 7, 2018
As a church, we need to teach people that their faith and their finances go hand in hand towards having a stronger marriage. Unfortunately, most married couples learn about finances through Trial & Terror, which mean years of conflict, pain and arguing about money.
This week the Compass Catholic blog has more on how to tackle the money monster in marriage.
June 27, 2018
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.
June 13, 2018
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.
May 30, 2018
When you get married, you don’t say you will share all financial aspects of your life with your spouse—but maybe you should. Nothing will ruin a marriage faster than hiding financial details from each other. Our podcast will suggest ways to break down those walls that are ruining your marriage and causing a rift between you.
Also check out our blog for more ways to share your finances with your spouse.
May 23, 2018
When planning your wedding, it is so easy to get drawn into spending big bucks for everything under the sun, and those items may or may not be important to you. Join us for money saving tips on having a beautiful wedding by focusing on what is most important to you and your fiancée.
Also check out our blog for more about ways to save on your wedding.
April 18, 2018
Following the stock market can drive you crazy if you take it too seriously. We are called to be good stewards of all the blessings God has bestowed upon us. And being a good steward means handling our time, talent and treasure in a God honoring way and it also means putting our material wealth into the proper perspective.
Know what is happening in the stock market, but don’t obsess over it. Realize that God owns everything and he is in control—not you!
Listen in and check out our blog to learn more about a spiritual viewpoint of the stock market.
December 20, 2017
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.