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September 16, 2020  

6 Ways to be Creatively Generous

In these crazy days, it's easy to forget about generosity. But it's so good for us, even if our budget's aren't what they used to be. Here is a list of 6 ways we can be creatively generous. Pope Francis has said, "Dear Young People, the Church expects great things of you and your generosity. Don't be afraid to aim high." Let's aim high!

Do you know of any other ways that weren't listed in this podcast? Please comment below! We'd love to hear from you!

6 Ways to be Creatively Generous:

1. Donate Your Points or Miles

2. Consider a "Donate the Change" Credit Card

3. Look into a company match for your automatic donations

4. Donate your time

5. Be generous with gratitude

6. Review a book, podcast, or blog. You can practice this one with the Compass Catholic podcast!

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September 2, 2020  

Back to School Money Tips with Erin Kiger

School will probably look different this year compared to previous years. In this week's episode, Caitlyn and Diana talk with Erin Kiger as she provides tips to financially deal with the different schooling options many families are facing. Erin has been an elementary teacher, a K-12 instructional technology coach, worked in higher ed, and has an educational consulting business. She has worked in both the public and the Catholic school systems. She shares her knowledge regarding how to financially prepare for distance and traditional education, online school and even homeschooling.

If you are considering homeschooling, you may want to research some Catholic homeschooling options. These may include:

Angelicum Academy

Seton Home Study School

Mother of Divine Grace School

Some other resources for Homeschool families include:

Catholic All Year

They Call Me Blessed

If you have any other resources you would like to share, please email us at info@compasscatholic.org

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August 28, 2020  

Money Stories: Living Marriage on Mission

In today's episode, we talk with a young married couple, Michelle and Ais Lopez. Join us as they share about how they live Marriage on Mission. Their sense of calm, despite their own personal struggles and their financial and spiritual generosity, reveal their radical trust in the Lord in all areas of their life. Their decisions reflect their belief that what they do with their money matters to others and to God and they are models of how to prayerfully discern all decisions and let God be the one to guide their choices.

 

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August 14, 2020  

Money Stories: Introducing the Newest Member of the Compass Catholic Team -Jenny Ibarra

Join us in welcoming Jenny Ibarra to our Compass Catholic Team! Jenny just joined us as our new office manager and we're thrilled to have her. At Compass Catholic, we believe personal finance is more than just dollars and cents. How we spend our money is a reflection of our values. Jenny shares her personal money story about how a decision she and her husband made four years ago enabled her to join our team.
 
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July 10, 2020  

The Effect of Student Loan Debt on Vocations, Part 3, with John Flanagan from The Laboure Society

In this week’s episode, Diana and Caitlyn speak with John Flanagan from the Laboure Society. John is the executive director of the Laboure Society which is a nonprofit organization that aims to help aspirants tackle their student debt load so they can discern their potential calling. John talks about the method Laboure has implemented that is Canon Law and IRS compliant. The Laboure method was also designed to grow a community of stewardship and ownership of our calling as laity to support vocations.

 

Links from this week’s episode:

The Laboure Society

https://rescuevocations.org

To Donate to the Laboure Society

https://rescuevocations.org/give/

 

Equifax article about the FICO Resilience Index

https://www.equifax.com/business/fico-resilience-index/

 

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July 1, 2020  

Time for a Financial Health Checkup

We are midway through a tumultuous financial year and it’s time to revisit your current financial situation and define what’s going to change or remain the same in 2020. This year, more than ever it’s imperative to stay on top of your financial situation.

The Compass Money Map is a great place to start and the Compass blog has more about a financial health checkup.

June 12, 2020  

Money Stories: Dealing With Infertility with Whitney Allen

Whitney Allen is the founder of Healing Hopeful Hearts (H3), a ministry for men and women to walk with each other in healing and prayer as they navigate the challenges of infertility. Once of those challenges may be financial. 1 in 6 families will struggle with infertility and of those, 59% say finances are barrier to proceeding with treatment. Whitney talks about how couples can navigate the challenges of infertility, particularly from a financial perspective.

For more information about Compass Catholic Ministries, please visit https://www.CompassCatholic.org

Healing Hopeful Hearts Ministry: https://cathedralctk.org/healing-hopeful-hearts

Pope Paul IV Institute: https://popepaulvi.com

Whitney Allen Email: Whit760@gmail.com  

 

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June 5, 2020  

Money Stories: Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is with Matt and Jenny Brady

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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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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