June 19, 2019
Filing your tax return is a once-a-year event but a mid-year review will help you maximize your tax savings. It’ll only take 30 minutes to do a mid-year review, and it could easily save you thousands of dollars.
The goal is to be tax neutral–not paying too much or too little. The Compass blog has more on what to consider in your mid-year tax review and how to adjust withholding to come out as close as possible to paying or receiving net zero on your taxes.
May 15, 2019
John Kennedy, CFP and fiduciary, offers advice on saving for retirement. Check out this link and look at page 13 for the intersection of your age and salary. Multiply your salary by the number in the intersection to see how much you should have saved for retirement at your current age.
John also comments on his personal experience with the Compass Catholic Navigating Your Finances God’s Wayand Set Your House in OrderBible studies. Not only did it help him in his financial planner role, it also helped him and his wife communicate about their personal finances.
Read the Compass Catholic Blog for more benefits of using a financial planner.
May 8, 2019
If you don’t have the knowledge and skill set, do-it-yourself financial planning can turn into a huge disaster. It’s hard to make objective financial decisions when you are emotionally involved with the outcome. Join us for a discussion about why using a financial planner will benefit you in the long term. We will also share the questions to ask a financial planner before you decide to work with them.
The Compass Catholic Blog has more on this topic.
September 26, 2018
Is there more to life than accumulating money? Join us for a discussion on a Charles Schwab survey about wealth in America. Interestingly the most common responses about what it takes for people to feel wealthy have nothing to do with money.
Read the Compass Catholic blog for more on being wealthy versus feeling wealthy.
September 5, 2018
The post millennial generation is going their own way in how they earn and spend money. Part time gigs, flexible hours and non-traditional jobs are more important that a traditional full time career. They avoid credit cards and use debit cards instead, and hopefully understand the differences. Being digitally savvy, they prefer online banking and investing but many not realize the difference between an online bank and a brick and mortar bank that is FDIC insured. Debt avoidance is good, but what happens when there is no credit history and they try to get a mortgage?
Join the Compass Catholic blog for more on Money and Gen Z.
August 29, 2018
Managing money well is not complex but it can be difficult if you aren’t paying attention to income and spending. Join us for tips on how to manage money well while you are in your 20’s. Your 50 year old self will thank you.
The Compass Catholic blog has more about millennial money management.
July 11, 2018
Are you just beginning to think about the future and start an investment strategy? If so, apps are a great way to start on a small and simple scale and we’ve found two apps to get you started.
The Compass Catholic blog has more about a beginning investment strategy, including what you should have in place before investing. The sooner you get started, the more your money will grow over time.
May 9, 2018
Teens are close to adulthood and the more you can teach them about being a responsible adult the better off they will be when they leave home for the first time. If they don’t know how to manage money, or the impact of running up credit card debt, or how to put money aside for an emergency, they will be financially vulnerable.
Every time mom and dad bail them out as teenagers is one more time you’ll have to bail them out when they are an adult.
We’ll share the things teens need to know about money in order to become a responsible, fully functioning adult. Also check out our blog for ideas about what to teach them before they leave home.
April 4, 2018
Student loan debt, a challenging job market, and lack of savings can all mean a dismal financial future for millennials, but there's good news and bad news.
The National Institute for Retirement Security reports that 45% of millennials do not meet the eligibility requirements to participate in an employer sponsored retirement plan.
At the same time, they are much better at staying out of credit card debt than preceding generations according to a Bankrate.com survey.
Listen in and check out our blog to learn more about millennials and money matters.