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 […]

Are Reverse Mortgages a Good or Bad Idea?

We’ve lived in our home a long time. The equity has built up, since the mortgage is paid off. Many people in this situation would be thinking that they should have fun with all that equity money. While others may think their home equity is a good way to boost their monthly income in order to […]

What’s the #1 Fear During Christmas

It’s hard to believe, but Christmas is fast approaching.  In some ways it seems like this year has dragged out forever, and in other ways, it seems like this year has sped by. The year 2020 has given us many things to fear; sickness, lockdown, job loss, economic hard times, travel, gatherings, the list of […]

Five Financial Steps to Take When Job Hunting

A study from the staffing firm Robert Half revealed that 64% of professionals polled think that changing jobs every few years can be beneficial. That’s a 22% increase over the previous four years. While changing jobs can be a boost to your salary, job hopping can also be a hit to your financial future if […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

In the United States, we live in time when some people would like to remove every connection between God and country. I find it reassuring to look back and see that our early American leaders clearly saw God as the source of the American bounty. George Washington proclaimed November 26, 1789, for our first nation-wide […]