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May 29, 2020  

Money Stories: Building a Faith Forward Business with Scott Williams

Scott Williams is the co-founder of Sock Religious (, a company that sells fun socks that celebrate the lives of the saints. In this week's episode of Money Stories, Scott talks about how Sock Religious is growing while maintaining its Catholic identity, and while navigating the current economic environment. 

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May 27, 2020  

The Spiritual Cost of Debt

Financial challenges due to debt can be a hidden monster in many families and marriages. We can tackle and tame the debt monster by learning that every area of our life, including how we handle money, has a spiritual impact.

The Compass Catholic blog has more about the spiritual cost of debt.

May 22, 2020  

Money Stories: The Making of The Compass Catholic Money Coach Training Program

The Compass Catholic Money Coach Training Program just launched this week. In this episode of Money Stories, Caitlyn Kano talks about her personal money story and how the new Money Coach Training Program came to be. If you are interested in the Money Coach Training Program, please visit



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May 20, 2020  

I”m Going Back to Work, Now What?

Finally, we are beginning to recover from all the shutdowns that began in February and got worse in March and April and people are going back to work.  When you get back to your job, it’s also the time to get back to your new financial normal.

Create a budget, and use that to create a crisis budget.  Build up your emergency fund and start digging out of any debt you incurred.  It will be a long hard road, but starting now will put you in a better position if there is another emergency around the corner.

The Compass Blog has more on how to get back to some sense of financial normal.

May 15, 2020  

Money Stories: Money and Multiples with Lauren Faul

Lauren and her husband have been blessed with five children including triplet boys. With five children under four years of age, Lauren learned many lessons about prioritizing and the logistics involved with having a large family. She shares those lessons and explains how she and her husband decided to make a career change to benefit their large family.

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May 13, 2020  

Retiring During a Recession

Planning retirement while there is a recession can be tricky.  Start by looking at your current monthly expenses. Exclude expenses related to work and include new expenses related to retirement.  Subtract the monthly expenses from your monthly retirement income.

If your expenses are more than your income, how much do you need to withdraw from savings each month and how long will your savings last?

Doing these calculations before you retire will either bring you peace of mind or the realization that retirement needs to be delayed.

The Compass Blog has more on details to consider if you are retiring during a down market.

May 8, 2020  

Money Stories: Faith and Finances with Allison Gingras

Allison Gingras shares the story about her financial journey. Allison realized the extent of her debt when the bank refused to extend her any more credit. Around the same time, she met the co-founders of Compass Catholic Ministries, Jon and Evelyn Bean. They presented her with the opportunity to participate in a Compass Catholic Bible study, which she now credits for her much of her family's financial wellness. It hasn't always been easy but now Allison can use her family's financial journey to glorify God. 

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May 6, 2020  

Life After the Pandemic

How has your life changed for the better since the pandemic? Have you looked for the good in the stay at home orders and the chance to stop the crazy busyness that pervaded our pre-pandemic normal?

While this situation wasn’t something anyone wanted, there is always some sort of good that comes out of any situation.  Maybe now is the time to think about the good and say a little prayer of thanksgiving for whatever bright spots you can find.

The Compass Blog has more on some of the positives that will come from our new normal.

May 1, 2020  

Money Stories: Paying It Forward with Diana Rojas

Diana is a teacher in south Florida. She was taught her money management skills by her parents. As an adult, Diana participated in a Faith & Money Matters Bible study which unified her money management skills with her Catholic faith. Now Diana "pays it forward" by utilizing a classroom management program called "My Classroom Economy." 

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