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Avoiding Christmas Debt

It’s August, so why in world are we talking about Christmas? Too many Americans whip out the plastic for Christmas spending and use credit cards to finance Christmas costs. The average consumer ends up with more than $1,000 of Christmas

Posted in Budgeting, Catholic Money Management, Christmas

Christmas is Coming!

This year… Christmas will be in December! That is really not news, but too often the Christmas season catches people unprepared financially. Consumer counseling agencies see a 25 percent increase in the number of people seeking help in January and

Posted in Budgeting, Christmas, Finances

Christmas Isn’t Ever Over

It seems like we’ve been preparing for Christmas since Labor Day and on Sunday Christmas will be here. Then it’s over. By Monday, December 26th our secular world will have moved beyond Christmas to the next big shopping event—Valentines Day.

Posted in Advent, Blessings, Christmas

The Perfect Christmas

Many people approach Christmas as a day when everything has to be perfect. The house needs to be beautifully decorated with just the right trimmings. The ornaments on the tree have to be spaced and hung in exactly the right

Posted in Christmas

Black Friday and The Light

On Thanksgiving, we express our gratitude for all the good things in America: “spacious skies, amber waves of grain, purple mountain majesties and brotherhood from sea to shining sea.” The last line of this beautiful song written by Katherine Lee

Posted in Budgeting, Catholic Money Management, Catholic Perspectives on Money, Christmas, Gratitude

Ho, Ho, Ho not Owe, Owe, Owe for Christmas

The number one worry people have during the Christmas holidays is debt! Christmas is more than a month away and if you are not prepared financially by now, you are already in trouble. The average consumer ends up with more

Posted in Christmas

Christmas is Just Around the Corner!

Lots of people are at the beach this week, air conditioners are blasting and July is a great month for ice cream, snow cones, bathing suits and sun screen, but it’s also a great time to consider Christmas!   The

Posted in Bible and Money, Christmas

Ideas for a Simple Christmas

Christmas can be a peaceful time to make memories and share love or a time of unbridled consumerism.  Here are some ideas to help you keep things simple this year. Evelyn Bean Care Package – create a gift that take

Posted in Christmas, Wealth

Christmas in July

We just celebrated July 4th and lots of people are at the beach this week, air conditioners are blasting and July is a great month for ice crème and snow cones and bathing suits, and thinking about Christmas! It’s the

Posted in Budgeting, Christmas

The Reason for the Season

This time of year evokes sentiments of gratitude and joy for everything and everyone that has blessed us. The Advent Season allows us to pause and reflect on all the events leading up to our Savior’s birth as well as

Posted in Blessings, Christmas, Gratitude, The Simple Steward

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