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July 17, 2020  

Money Stories: The Effect of Student Loan Debt on Vocations Part 4 with Father Brent Bowen

Father Brent Bowen finished his undergraduate studies and promptly started his master's degree. It was at that time that he realized his calling to become a priest. At that point, he had six figure student loan debt. His story shows how he combination of grit, faith, and generosity could overcome the seemingly impossible. We want to thank Father Brent for sharing his story and the message that God cannot be outdone in generosity!

Information about the debt snowball method:

https://compasscatholic.org/making-snowball/

 

Debt Snowball Calculator:

https://compasscatholic.org/calculators/

 

Mater Ecclesiae Fund for Vocations:

https://fundforvocations.org

 

The Laboure Society: 

https://rescuevocations.org

 

June 26, 2020  

Money Stories: The Effect of Student Loan Debt on Vocations

In this week's episode of Money Stories, Anne Folan discusses the toll student loan debt is taking on vocations. Anne is a member of the board of directors of the Mater Ecclesiae Fund for Vocations, a nonprofit Catholic organization that makes grants for student loan debt relief for young men and women with vocations to religious life. 

45 million Americans owe student loan debt, collectively owing more than $1.5 trillion dollars. Two out of every three college graduates will graduate with a student debt load averaging over $30,000. For individuals discerning a call to religious life, student loan debt can create a tremendous obstacle they didn't consider when pursuing their college degrees because religious communities usually don't allow a person with unresolved debts to enter formation. 

Mater Ecclesiae Fund for Vocations:  https://fundforvocations.org

Compass Catholic Ministries: www.CompassCatholic.org

Matthew 6:24-“No one can serve two masters. He will either hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon."

 

 

May 29, 2020  

Money Stories: Building a Faith Forward Business with Scott Williams

Scott Williams is the co-founder of Sock Religious (www.sockreligious.com), a company that sells fun socks that celebrate the lives of the saints. In this week's episode of Money Stories, Scott talks about how Sock Religious is growing while maintaining its Catholic identity, and while navigating the current economic environment. 

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

 

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May 22, 2020  

Money Stories: The Making of The Compass Catholic Money Coach Training Program

The Compass Catholic Money Coach Training Program just launched this week. In this episode of Money Stories, Caitlyn Kano talks about her personal money story and how the new Money Coach Training Program came to be. If you are interested in the Money Coach Training Program, please visit www.CompassCatholic.org

 

 

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May 1, 2020  

Money Stories: Paying It Forward with Diana Rojas

Diana is a teacher in south Florida. She was taught her money management skills by her parents. As an adult, Diana participated in a Faith & Money Matters Bible study which unified her money management skills with her Catholic faith. Now Diana "pays it forward" by utilizing a classroom management program called "My Classroom Economy." 

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March 27, 2020  

Money Stories: From Debt to Ministry

Like many others, Jon and Evelyn Bean used to spend their money without much thought and without a plan. After taking a Bible study focused on money management in the 80's, they started down a long road that eventually led to them founding Compass Catholic Ministries. In the first episode of Money Stories, Caitlyn Kano interviews Jon and Evelyn to talk about their personal story and how their experiences influenced their roles with Compass Catholic Ministries.

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March 27, 2020  

Money Stories: A New Compass Catholic Podcast Series

Have you sat in Mass on Sunday, knowing you should be focusing on the homily, but instead stressing about your money? The thoughts that pop in our heads range from small “Did I pay that electric bill?” type questions to bigger concerns like “How can we ever afford kids when we’re too strapped paying our student loans?” We sit there and wonder how we can be such anxious mess while everyone else looks like they have their financial act together.

The truth is that most of our financial issues are not unique. We just think they are because we don’t talk about them. The Money Stories Podcast aims to get Catholics talking about their money because we learn best by listening to stories. In this podcast, Caitlyn Kano, AFC FFC, will interview fellow Catholics who have a money story to tell. Together, we can benefit from the lessons they learned on their personal journeys to become faithful financial stewards. 

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March 28, 2018  

How to Safeguard a Senior’s Finances

Whether you are a senior citizen or trying to help one, there are all kinds of financial agreements that may take advantage of vulnerable, trusting seniors. The most likely are reverse mortgages, no interest loans and unauthorized charges.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) provides resources for older adults as well as their care givers (Managing Someone Else’s Money).

Listen in and check out our blog to learn more about how you can help seniors avoid financial situations that are not in their best interest.

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