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Finding a Financial Planner (part 2)

Last week’s blog was about the background work you need to do when you are looking for a financial planner. This week’s blog is about interviewing a potential financial planner. As a reminder, be sure to interview at least 3

Posted in Bible and Money, Bible and Money Management, Finances, Gratitude

What’s the One Thing in Your Box?

I am in the middle of an interesting books right now titled Half Time, authored by Bob Buford. It talks about that time in each of our lives when we step back and decide to keep going in the same

Posted in Bible and Money Management, Lent

To save or Not to Save – That is the Question

Today’s blog title is a take off on a scene from Shakespeare’s play Hamlet. In this scene, Prince Hamlet was contemplating the meaning of life. Today’s blog contemplates the reason for saving. The savings rate of the average American has

Posted in Bible and Money Management, Blogs, Budgeting, Credit, Crisis, Saving

Cosigning is Bad for Your Financial Health

Many people gladly cosign a loan thinking they are doing the right thing by helping someone out of a difficult situation. Cosigners are usually friends or relatives who sign loan papers for someone who’s not able to get a loan

Posted in Bible and Money, Bible and Money Management, Bible Quotes, Catholic Money Management, Credit

Important Questions to Ask Your Parents

My mom thinks she has been married three times and she also thinks she has five children. In reality the only siblings from her one (60+ year) marriage are me and my sister. Sometimes all you can do is laugh

Posted in Bible and Money Management, Set Your House In Order

Money Myths

When I was young, I believed the Tooth Fairy put money under my pillow, Santa put the toys under the tree and the Easter Bunny put the candy in the basket. As an adult, I don’t believe in the Tooth

Posted in Bible and Money, Bible and Money Management, Catholic Money Management, Catholic Perspectives on Money

Adults Kids, Parents and Money

Most parents look forward to a visit from their adult children…but what if that visit includes all their worldly possessions, two grandchildren, a ten-week-old puppy, two hamsters and no plans to move out? There are any number of reasons adult

Posted in Bible and Money, Bible and Money Management, Catholic Perspectives on Money, Saving

10 Steps to Build a Budget That Works

Many people cringe at the thought of a budget as it raises mental images of not being able to go anywhere, do anything or have any fun.  A budget seems to convey the feeling of restrictions and lots of record

Posted in Bible and Money, Bible and Money Management, Bible Quotes, Catholic Perspectives on Money

This is Your Brain on Advertising

Several years ago there were ads on TV showing an egg being fried to a crisp in a hot pan with the voice over saying “This is your brain on drugs.” I’ve never seen a similar promotion about your brain

Posted in Bible and Money Management, Blessings, Budgeting, Catholic Money Management

Finding Happiness in Riches

Let’s face it—most people want to get rich. When we want to get rich, we actually love money. Show me somebody’s bank account and I can see what they treasure by where they spend their money. But why is wanting

Posted in Bible and Money, Bible and Money Management, Blessings, Catholic Money Management

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