December 25, 2019
Saving money means paying attention to both large and small opportunities. Large opportunities to save may be a bonus, refund, raise or inheritance. Small opportunities to save means paying attention to the many ways you may be wasting money on the everyday items you purchase.
The Compass Catholic blog has more on money saving ideas.
September 18, 2019
Christmas can be a time of discontent as we try to keep up with what everyone around us is doing or expects us to do. If Christmas exhausts you financially, physically, emotionally and spiritually, learn the virtue of contentment from Philippians 4:11-13.
If spending less, buying fewer gifts and cutting back on activities will help you be content instead of exhausted at Christmas – go for it! Christmas only comes once a year, so do more of what makes you and the rest of your immediate family happy and less of what causes stress and discontent.
Check out the Compass Catholic blog for more on being content at Christmas.
June 26, 2019
Lots of people are preparing for beach vacations. The furnace is turned off and the air conditioner is on. NOW is a great time to consider … Christmas!
Don’t let Christmas catch you financially unprepared. We encourage you to avoid going into debt this Christmas and now is the right time to start planning so you can achieve that goal.
The Compass blog has more on staying out of debt for Christmas.
January 23, 2019
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.
November 28, 2018
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.
February 7, 2018
Shopping for Christmas can be a lot of fun. But when the bills arrive in January, it’s not so much fun. Listen in and visit the Compass Catholic blog for some ideas about how to get those bills paid off.
November 29, 2017
Christmas should be about celebrating the birth of Christ, creating memories, and enjoying friends and family, not about creating debt. Christmas is a wonderful time of year, but it should not come at the risk of your long-term finances stability.
As you prepare for Christmas, here are some tips to avoid getting into debt that you may be paying for till next Christmas.
Read Evelyn’s Blog: Don’t go Into Debt for Christmas for more about how to avoid debt this holiday season.