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January 23, 2019  

Are Christmas Bills Flooding Your Mailbox?

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Christmas spending was fun—lots of gifts, decorations, plenty of food and traveling to see the family. And now the bills are starting to roll in for all the spending fun. Make 2018 be the last year you get into debt for Christmas.

The Compass Catholic blog has more on staying out of debt for Christmas 2019.

January 16, 2019  

Make Financial Resolutions You’ll Keep - Compass

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Resolutions are popular on January 1, but by now most of them have been abandoned. Join us on the Podcast for some ideas about how to set resolutions you will actually keep. The key is making them part of a large important life goal and managing the daily activities you need to accomplish so you eventually reach your life goal.

The Compass Catholic blog also has some Bible verses for you to reflect on as work on your financial resolutions.

January 9, 2019  

Your 2019 Financial Plan - Compass Catholic

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There are three things you should do to review your 2018 finances and get prepared for 2019:

  • Review your budget in 2018 and make the necessary changes for 2019. Which categories will decrease or increase in the new year?
  • Review where you are on the Compass Money Map. Which destinations are complete and which still have open items?
  • Calculate your Net Worth. Do you owe more than you own? Or is your net worth positive?

The Compass Catholic blog shares more about these three important steps to get ready for a successful financial year in 2019.

January 2, 2019  

Are you Headed for a Financial Disaster?

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Financial problems can creep up slowly until they suddenly feel overwhelming. If you have an inkling that your finances are headed for trouble, address the issue as soon as possible to avoid long term financial harm. Join us here and on our blog as we talk about how to handle a looming financial issue. If you are experiencing financial challenges, you’re not alone. 

December 26, 2018  

How Much Money Does it Take to Feel Wealthy?

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How much money do you need to feel wealthy? Is money the key to a wealthy lifestyle, or is there more to it than simply accumulating more and more? Join us as we discuss a Charles Schwab survey about wealth in America. Our blog has more on the topic.  Interestingly, the survey results indicate money has nothing to do with feeling wealthy.

December 19, 2018  

Plan to Enjoy Christmas Day

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Christmas Day is fast approaching. Don’t get so caught up in the busyness that you forget what the day is all about. Join us for thoughts on how to make conscious plans for a Christmas day you will enjoy. The Compass Catholic blog has more suggestions on this topic.

December 12, 2018  

Christmas Got Hijacked

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It seems like Christmas begins at the same time as Halloween and by December 26th, it’s all over. Listen in as we discuss the ways Christmas has gotten hijacked and how we can return to the real meaning behind many of the Christmas symbols.

Join us on the Compass Catholic blog for more ways to stay focused on what Christmas is all about.

December 5, 2018  

Don’t Fool Yourself About Your Finances

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Spending more than you make, not knowing the difference between wants and needs, using long term savings for short term purchases, not being generous, ignoring the need for retirement savings…it’s easy to convince ourselves that we are going the right thing with our finances when maybe we are just in a comfort zone.

Tune in or join us on the Compass Catholic blog to check out the ways you may be fooling yourself about your finances.

November 28, 2018  

Eliminate Holiday Spending Stress

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Sometimes we spend money on Christmas in an effort to fulfill some requirement that doesn’t make sense if you stop and think about it rationally. Maybe your gifting is done out of guilt or obligation or competition.  But what does that have to do with the real meaning of Christmas?

Tune in and join us on the Compass Catholic blog for stories about why people feel forced into Christmas spending and how to avoid it.

November 21, 2018  

Giving Thanks

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Time goes by quickly and we get so caught up in our day to day activities that we often forget to stop and thank God for the blessings he has given us. This year, instead of having the Thanksgiving holiday be a one day event, have it be the beginning of a year of gratitude.

Join us on the Compass Catholic blog for ideas about giving thanks on the holiday and all 364 days afterwards.