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7 Ways to Make Financial Resolutions You’ll Keep

7 Ways to Make Financial Resolutions You’ll Keep

December 31, 2020

Here we are at the end of the year and many of us may be thinking about New Year’s Resolutions. Some of the most common resolutions are: stay fit; get healthy; lose weight; and get your finances in order.

And if getting your finances in order is your resolution, we are here to help. In this episode, Caitlyn and Diana present 7 ways to make those financial resolutions stick. This episode is based on a blog available on the Compass Catholic Website.

If you are trying to get out of debt, meditate on Proverbs 22:7.

If you are paying off a specific loan, read Sirach 20:11.

If your resolution is to save money, picture Proverbs 21:20.

To stop overspending, reflect on 1 Timothy 6:10.

What are your financial resolutions? Or will you be joining Caitlyn and Diana in the Financial Fast? We'd love to hear about your experiences and lessons learned. Let us know by emailing us Podcast@CompassCatholic.org! Happy New Year and God bless!

 

 

 

Financial Fasting

Financial Fasting

December 23, 2020

At the end of December, we all tend to feel a bit “spent”. In this episode, Caitlyn and Diana talk about a financial fast. Fasting is most commonly associated with abstention from food, although it can also take the form of giving up other comforts. Starting on January 1st, Caitlyn and Diana encourage our listeners to participate in a fast to both help the holiday spending exhaustion and grow in prayer.

The steps to this fast include 1. Identify your needs. 2. Keep track of all your spending. 3. Focus on contentment. 4. Grow in prayer.

Will you be joining Caitlyn and Diana on this fast? Email us at Podcast@CompassCatholic.org or follow the Compass Catholic Facebook page. We’d love to hear your personal financial fasting story!

 

Episode Guiding Principle:

 

Ezra 8:21

Then I proclaimed a fast, there by the river of Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our God to seek from him a safe journey for ourselves, our children, and all our possessions.

Ezra 8:23

So we fasted, seeking this from our God, and it was granted.

 

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Financial Tips for Young Adults

Financial Tips for Young Adults

December 16, 2020

Compass Catholic Ministries recently partnered with Young Catholic Professionals to offer discounts on Compass Catholic Bible studies to new YCP members. In this Compass Catholic Podcast episode, Caitlyn and Diana provide financial tips to young adults. Do you have a tip to share? Email us at Podcast@CompassCatholic.org. Do you want to find out where you are on the Money Map? Visit Compass Catholic's website and find out! 

To find out more about Young Catholic Professionals, visit https://www.youngcatholicprofessionals.org

Sign up for a Faith & Money Matters Bible study online! Go to https://compasscatholic.org/product-category/online-courses/

 

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Student Loan Debt and Lay Ministers: An Interview with Amanda Zurface

Student Loan Debt and Lay Ministers: An Interview with Amanda Zurface

December 9, 2020

A few months back we did a series of podcasts on how student loan debt is affecting vocations. In this episode, we speak to Amanda Zurface (www.AmandaZurface.com) about how student loan debt is affecting lay ministers as well. Amanda is a Catholic spiritual director, writer, speaker, and Canon Lawyer. She is also one of the millions of young adults dealing with student loan debt. Amanda speaks to us about her debt load is affecting her life and her calling to lay ministry. Despite her debt load, Amanda still donates 10% of her annual profit to help others who have accrued student loans debt to either directly or indirectly serve the Catholic Church. 

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Learn more about Amanda Zurface at www.AmandaZurface.com

 

 

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The Best Christmas Gift You Can Give Yourself

The Best Christmas Gift You Can Give Yourself

December 2, 2020

The Advent season is a time of preparation for the anniversary of the Lord's birth on Christmas. This episode of the Compass Catholic podcast provides 5 helpful tips to keep your holiday spending in line so you can enjoy the Advent season without stressing about your credit card bill.

What do you do to keep your holiday spending in line? Share them  with us at Podcast@CompassCatholic.org!

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