Should I Add My Teen as an Authorized User on My Credit Card?

One of the things we hear most often from people who take the Faith & Money Matters Bible Study is “I wish I had learned this earlier.” It’s crazy that we as parents don’t do a good job of teaching our children financial basics. How to manage money is something that every single person needs to fully comprehend. If you struggle with money, you will struggle in life. Many of us have learned this lesson the hard way. 

7 Easy Steps to Leading a Compass Catholic Bible Study

Have you been thinking about facilitating a Compass Catholic Bible study but don’t know where to start? The process might be easier than you think! Read through the following steps to learn more about what it takes to lead a study. 

Back-to-School Budgeting

If you’re the parent of school-age kids, you know how expensive back-to-school shopping can be. This year, don’t be shocked by the price tag. Instead, use these five tips to help get your kids back to school without breaking the bank.

4 Money Conversations You NEED to have before Marriage

We all know that Marriage vows include the promise to stick together “For richer or for poorer.” But when couples stand at the altar, they don’t promise to be completely open and honest about all their financial information from this day forward. Maybe they should. If spouses aren’t honest with each other about their entire financial situation, it can lead to big problems. Although money isn’t everything, it is involved in everything. To start the marriage off on the right foot, we recommend money conversations start well before the wedding day. Here are four money conversations you should have with your fiancé before the Sacrament of Marriage. 

Your Money GPS

Our family loves to hike. We live in southern Nevada, so we have hundreds of beautiful hiking trails available to us. I recently told my husband that I would love to hike farther but was nervous to do so. We have four adventurous kids, and I didn’t want to go beyond the range of our cell phone’s map app. The thought of our family getting lost while on a long hike terrified me. To help settle my fears, my husband found a hiking app that works beyond normal cell phone range with the help of satellites. This app essentially turns our phones into GPS trackers. We can now plan our hiking routes in advance and track our progress in real time, no matter how far we go off the beaten path.

The Lenten Financial Challenge

We have begun Lent, the great time of opportunity to reassess our relationship with Jesus. This is a time of self-reflection, sacrifice, almsgiving, and prayer. So I throw a challenge to all of us, to focus our attention on God, get our house in order, and help others at the same time. What a great time to take […]

This Little-Known Virtue Can Help You Increase Your Almsgiving

Written By: Victoria Sechrist Did you know that there is a virtue that means you use your wealth to do great things? It’s called magnificence. I’m sure you’re familiar with that word, but it’s actually considered a sub-virtue under the larger cardinal virtue of fortitude, which is defined as being willing to engage in arduous […]

7 Things to Know about Bitcoin in 2021

Written By: Victoria Sechrist Bitcoin has hit record highs in the last couple of months. It begs the question: Is it here to stay? Should Catholics take notice? Will this affect the Church at some point? Bitcoin is a global digital currency, also known as a cryptocurrency. You can use your U.S. Dollars or any […]

7 Ways to Make Resolutions You’ll Keep

Here we are at the end of the year and many of us may be thinking about New Year’s Resolutions. Some of the most common resolutions are: stay fit; get healthy; lose weight; and get your finances in order. And if getting your finances in order is your resolution, we are here to help. Once […]

Keep Christ Out of Christmas Too!

We are all used to hearing the rallying cry of  “Keep Christ in Christmas” at this time of year.  But what happens on December 26th? What do we do to keep Christ as our center the rest of the year? Do we say “Keep Christ in February 23rd or May 15th or October 9th? The […]