How Much is Enough?

I remember very well the first time I earned money… I’m not talking about an allowance or money that I got for being part of the family, I’m talking about doing a job and receiving funds for the task that I completed.  The first real job that comes to mind for the purposes of this […]

Doubting Thomas

white and brown pew bench

I was in Mass last week and I remember thinking how beautiful it is that Divine Mercy Sunday intersects with the Gospel about Doubting Thomas. Jesus meets Thomas in his disbelief to which Thomas responds, “My Lord and My God!” 

Are You an April Fool?

Friday is the 91st day of the year. It’s the anniversary of the day that Oliver Pollock, a New Orleans businessman, created the “$” symbol. It’s also the day Louie Marx introduced the Yo-Yo. And yes … it’s also April Fool’s Day.

Give Me Generosity… But Not Yet!

s he began his conversion back to the faith, he desired to follow God but was still unwilling or afraid to let go of the comforts and pleasures of his current lifestyle. Many people approach the idea of generosity in a similar way. We see generosity as a goal, but we aren’t ready to commit to actually giving up our time, talent, or treasure.

6 Steps to Take as a Financial Disciple

goals are competing against each other? Are you trying to pay off credit card debt, student loan debt, car loans and a home mortgage while at the same time trying to save for retirement? And don’t forget about that long overdue vacation!

4 Financial Habits for the New Year

ect. The fresh start effect refers to our inclination to wait to take action towards our goals until a key date…like New Years. With New Year’s right around the corner, it may be time to leverage the fresh start effect and give thought to taking on some new money habits. 

Navigating Your Finances God’s Way

Most people don’t realize how much the Bible says about money and possessions. They may know that Jesus talks about the danger of riches or the need to care for the poor, but when they are told that the Bible has over 2500 verses dealing with money, possessions and basic stewardship principles, they are shocked. […]

Middle Class Money Mistakes

According to a Pew Research study done in 2014, the middle class is defined as people who have an annual salary between $42,000 – $125,000. That is a huge margin between the low end and the high-end earners. If you are on the low end of the income level, you are probably struggling to make […]

The Importance of Stuff

A week after the horrific Las Vegas shooting, the area which was once host to a day of country music was full of abandoned items which were being catalogued and organized so they could be returned to their owners. There were clothes, shoes, baby strollers, phones, backpacks and purses strewn across the huge crime scene. […]

Get Real About Your Finances

Let’s face it, none of us are perfect. We all make mistakes. Some mistakes are big and some are little and many mistakes are a result of bad thinking, because we are not acknowledging reality. Unrealistic thinking about our current financial situation can result in significant mistakes that harm our financial future. In order to […]