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November 4, 2020  

Diana Asks Her Burning Tax Questions

In this podcast, Diana asks Caitlyn questions on the topic of taxes. She's had these questions for quite some time but wasn't sure who to ask. Caitlyn Kano, AFC FFC, is not a tax expert (and can't give tax advice) but she can share information you may want to know about such as: Why do we have an income tax? Do I have to claim all my income? What's the difference between a CPA and an EA? 

What are your burning tax questions? Email us at and we may answer your question in a future episode!

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October 28, 2020  

Financial Discipleship: A Conversation with Aaron Munoz

Aaron Munoz ( joins Caitlyn and Diana to discuss the term "Financial Discipleship." What does it mean? How can we make this form of discipleship actionable in our daily lives? Aaron discusses how daily habits and a systematic approach to giving, saving, and spending can grow our faith lives as well as improve our personal finances.

You can read Aaron's blog, "Dollars and Saints" at

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October 21, 2020  

Dating and Student Loan Debt

With so many people graduating with student loan debt, chances are you or someone you date will be dealing with a debt load. The question is: Is student loan debt a dealbreaker? Caitlyn and Diana tackle this topic in today's episode and provide some helpful tips for those who are juggling a dating life with student loan debt.

To learn more about Faith & Money Matters, a Bible study offered by Compass Catholic, please visit

If you are thinking about engagement and want to learn how to have money conversations in a way that grows your relationship and grows your faith, we encourage you to consider God, Marriage, & Money, available at


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October 14, 2020  

Picking a Charity to Support with Brice Sokolowski

Brice Sokolowski (author of Alms, Your Definitive Guide to the In’s and Out’s of Catholic Fundraising) joins Caitlyn and Diana to discuss how to determine if the charity you want to support is a worthwhile cause and will put your money to good use. No one want to see their hard earned money squandered. Brice gives some practical tips so you can make sure your money is used well.

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October 7, 2020  

Getting Back on the Budgeting Bandwagon

There has been very little rhyme or reason for the past several months. It’s easy during times like these to let our budgets fall to the wayside. But now it's time to start flexing those budgeting muscles and get back to it! In this week’s episode, Caitlyn and Diana share some tips and tricks to get back on that budgeting bandwagon. To see where you are at on the Compass Catholic Money Map, go to:

Go to for tools and tips to help you develop a spending plan!



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September 30, 2020  

Faith & Finances Q&A Event

This episode is a recording of our first Live event, hosted on both Facebook and YouTube. Caitlyn and Diana talk about some questions we are frequently asked about personal finances. If you were unable to join this live event, we still encourage you to post your questions in the comments. Caitlyn and Diana can answer these questions at a future live event or use them as inspiration for a future podcast episode!


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September 23, 2020  

Being a Parish in a New Way with Father Richard Vigoa

There is practically no one who has gone financially unscathed from the pandemic. This includes Catholic parishes. In this week’s episode, we speak with Father Vigoa from St. Augustine in Miami, FL. This missional parish did not skip a beat during the pandemic and continues to thrive as a parish focused on mission. Father talks about what he’s learning through the pandemic and how these lessons can benefit by leaning into mission.

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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 9, 2020  

An Interview with Joe Galloway, author of It’s Not Your Money

Joe Galloway is the author of It's Not Your Money, Finding the Peace of Putting God First. In this week's podcast, Caitlyn and Diana speak to Joe about his new book. He shares his personal story and talks about the link of stewardship and discipleship. As a financial professional for many years, Joe saw that financial stress was not dependent on income level. No matter how much money his clients had, they were still stressed about money. Joe realized that there is peace in putting God first. It may involve a leap of faith, but it's one that no one will ever regret.

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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

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