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November 7, 2018  

Money Matters in Marriage

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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.

October 31, 2018  

Things Frugal People NEVER Do

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Avoid paying interest, don’t buy things you don’t need, and above all else, don’t get caught up in trying to live someone else’s lifestyle. These are all things frugal people do to avoid wasting money.

Read the Compass Catholic blog for more on how to save money by being conscious of the things you should never do.

October 10, 2018  

Social Security - Will it be There for You?

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Social security is only supposed to supplement your retirement income. It is not designed to provide your entire retirement income, so you need to save for retirement in a big way.

It’s up to each one of us to stop relying on the government to take care of us in retirement.

Join us for a discussion about Social Security and read the Compass Catholic blog for more about how secure Social Security really is.

October 3, 2018  

Are You Headed for Financial Disaster?

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If you are experiencing financial challenges, you’re not alone. Consumer debt is at an all-time high. Credit cards, school loans, car loans, and medical bills can all pile up quickly. Whether your debt is the result of an illness, unemployment, or simply overspending, it can seem impossible to manage.

Join us for a discussion about how to tackle that mountain of debt and check out the Compass Catholic blog for more on avoiding a financial disaster.

September 26, 2018  

How Much Does it Take to Feel Wealthy?

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Is there more to life than accumulating money?  Join us for a discussion on a Charles Schwab survey about wealth in America. Interestingly the most common responses about what it takes for people to feel wealthy have nothing to do with money.

Read the Compass Catholic blog for more on being wealthy versus feeling wealthy.

September 19, 2018  

How to Have a Successful Garage Sale

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It’s time to clear the clutter if your garage is so full there’s no room for the car or your basement has boxes that haven’t been opened in years.

Here are tips for having a successful garage sale:

  • Get organized ahead of time
  • Decide on your advertising strategy
  • Check to see if a permit is needed
  • Invite your neighbors to participate
  • Make your items easy to see—clothes on hangers, items on tables
  • Plan how you’ll manage the money (cash box, carpenter apron?)
  • Have plenty of change on hand
  • Decide on a discount strategy for end of day or on specific items
  • Prepare to handle leftover items

Join the Compass Catholic blog for more on having a successful garage sale.