September 5, 2018
The post millennial generation is going their own way in how they earn and spend money. Part time gigs, flexible hours and non-traditional jobs are more important that a traditional full time career. They avoid credit cards and use debit cards instead, and hopefully understand the differences. Being digitally savvy, they prefer online banking and investing but many not realize the difference between an online bank and a brick and mortar bank that is FDIC insured. Debt avoidance is good, but what happens when there is no credit history and they try to get a mortgage?
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August 29, 2018
Managing money well is not complex but it can be difficult if you aren’t paying attention to income and spending. Join us for tips on how to manage money well while you are in your 20’s. Your 50 year old self will thank you.
The Compass Catholic blog has more about millennial money management.
August 22, 2018
We all own lots of stuff. If we had only one small bag in which we would carry our most precious items, what would we put in the bag? When you decide what’s in the bag, you’ll know what is important to you and when you know what’s important to you, you can discover the hidden treasure behind that item.
Join us for a discussion on ways to find those hidden treasures in life that we take for granted. The Compass Catholic blog has more about hidden treasures.
August 15, 2018
Over spending and the resulting debt can have a negative impact on the family when mom and dad are stressed by the bills and the kids are learning how to fund a lifestyle they can’t afford.
All the consumerism in our society has an impact on our faith. Join us for a discussion on the spiritual cost of debt and read the Compass blog for more.
August 8, 2018
Lifestyle inflation means spending a little more than you make in an effort to keep up with neighbors, friends and relatives who seem to have more than you do.
The problem is that no material things will provide everlasting happiness and it is easy to get off track when we try to keep up with the cultural norms.
Join us for a discussion on ways to avoid life style inflation, and the Compass Catholic blog has additional information about how to spend sanely.
August 1, 2018
So, you got a raise! Is it time for the bigger car, larger house, fancier vacations and more stuff for the kids? As your salary increases it’s easy to justify treating yourself and your family to nice things. You work hard. You DESERVE to have nice things. And once you get on that merry go round it’s hard to get off.
For more about Lifestyle Inflation, here’s the Compass Catholic blog.
July 25, 2018
Planning for retirement can be a fun time as you prepare for a new season of life. It can also be a time of many financial decisions which will have long term impacts. Making the wrong decision about your 401K can jeopardize your financial stability, so make this decision very carefully with lots of pre-planning.
Join us as we talk about the decisions to consider.
The Compass Catholic blog has additional information about retirement planning.
July 18, 2018
If you are a beginning investor, there are lots of considerations to put into your plan. What is your long term goal? What is your time frame? How much risk are you willing to accept? What type of investments do you want to own (or NOT own)? Join us as we talk about the decisions to consider.
The Compass Catholic blog provides additional information about developing your investment strategy.
July 11, 2018
Are you just beginning to think about the future and start an investment strategy? If so, apps are a great way to start on a small and simple scale and we’ve found two apps to get you started.
The Compass Catholic blog has more about a beginning investment strategy, including what you should have in place before investing. The sooner you get started, the more your money will grow over time.
July 4, 2018
Do you find that you run out of money before the end of the month? Your problem may be budget leaks–those items that just make money trickle out before you know it. Join us for ideas about finding those budget leaks so you can fix them.
The Compass Catholic blog has more about how money can escape from holes in your budget.