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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!” 
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.
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.
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!
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.