August 21, 2020
We’re excited to announce our Bible study for teens-Spiritual Cents!
When writing this study, we wanted to make sure it would resonate with teens. To help us with, we brought in a consultant: a 13 year old named Bryan. In this week’s episode of Money Stories, we talk to Bryan about teens and money. He talks about what he learned by working on this project and why he thinks adults need to have money conversation with the teens in their lives. (Full disclosure-Bryan is Caitlyn’s son!) Bryan also takes over the interview and asks Caitlyn and Diana questions about money. No money topic is off limits!
Use this link to purchase your teen's copy of Spiritual Cents: https://compasscatholic.org/product/spiritual-cents-teen/
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June 19, 2020
Aaron Munoz is the creator and author of DollarsandSaints.com. He's also in the field of cybersecurity. In this episode of Money Stories, Aaron not only gives our listeners tips to protect their finances, but he also shares how he found how his career can be used to build the kingdom of God.
"If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well." -Martin Luther King
In Compass Catholic's Faith & Money Matters Bible Study, you are given the opportunity to explore how your career fits into the God's kingdom. If you have not yet participated, you can register for an online class at www. CompassCatholic.org.
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June 5, 2020
Matt and Jenny Brady were a young couple with successful careers. After participating in a Bible study regarding the link between their financial behavior and their finances, Matt and Jenny made the decision to change their financial habits. By following the Compass Catholic Money Map, they paid their large student loan debt and were better equipped to live their current vocation as parents to three young children.
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April 24, 2020
You may have heard of the FIRE Movement either on social media or in the news. FIRE stands for Financial Independence, Retire Early. Brent and Amy Jones are a young couple with young children. In this episode of Money Stories, Brent and Amy talk about their pursuit of financial independence and how they balance their family's needs, generosity, and their financial goals.
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April 22, 2020
Watching the stock market going up and down can cause stress, tension and anxiety. Yet there is nothing we can do about it. And you haven’t really lost any money until you pull the money out of the market. Until then, it’s just a number on paper.
Instead of stressing over what you can’t control, try meditating on 1 Timothy 6:7-8, “For we brought nothing into the world, just as we shall not be able to take anything out of it. If we have food and clothing, we shall be content with that.”
The Compass Blog has more on putting the stock market gyrations into perspective.
April 10, 2020
When John Kennedy decided to leave the firm he was with and start his own business, he knew that decision would impact his family, financially and otherwise. In this episode of Money Stories, John and Jaclyn Kennedy share how they navigated this decision as a family and lessons learned along the way.
March 25, 2020
Money can destroy a marriage.
All the assumptions and experiences of the way your family used and managed money come into your marriage. Each spouse was raised in a different environment, so no two people come into a marriage thinking exactly the same way as their spouse on any issue, most especially money. And that difference can mean disaster.
Learn how to tackle those important money decisions as a team in this podcast and the Compass Catholic blog
March 11, 2020
“Thus says the LORD, ‘Set your house in order, for you are about to die’” (2 Kings 20:1). Not a very pleasant thought is it?
Even if you live, your family may need to deal with your affairs in case of an accident or illness. Being prepared is the best gift you can give them. If you don’t do it, the government will make those decisions for you.
Our guest on this podcast is Vanessa J. Skinner, an estate attorney at Winderweedle, Haines, Ward & Woodman, P.A., who will share thoughts on what to consider in estate planning, which is NOT just for those who are rich.
The Compass blog has more on what to consider in your estate plan. The Compass Catholic Set Your House in Order Bible study provides forms and discussion points for you to consider when making these important decisions.
February 17, 2020
The WealthSimple.com website features interesting people telling their financial life stories in their own words.
While many of the stories are uplifting as people have gotten their finances straightened out, many of the stories are so sad as the people have gotten themselves in to terrible financial situations.
This is the story of one couple who did just about everything wrong in their finances. AND they continue to make the same mistakes.
Here’s their story and suggestions about how we at Compass Catholic can help people recover from these same mistakes.
January 22, 2020
Are you confused by trying to figure out whether it’s better to pay off debt or invest? The answer is to do both in an organized approach. Just like losing weight includes both diet and exercise, a solid financial plan includes both paying off debt and investing for the future.
Before you start investing aggressively, there are some basic financial principles to put into place, such as tackling credit card debt, having an emergency fund and setting up a spending plan.
Listen in or click on our blog link for suggestions on getting your debt paid off so you can invest and meet your long term goals.