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 […]

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 […]

Is Your Life In Focus?

We all know that we should love God with our while heart, yet it’s so easy to lose focus on God by the multitude of things our culture throws at us. We are constantly deluged with the idea that we can be happy if we purchase the next greatest thing that is being promoted. Advertisers […]

How Has Covid Changed Your Spending Habits?

Have you cut back on your spending and become more frugal during the pandemic? Maybe you found it easy to stop spending during the lockdown since going to the mall or big box store wasn’t possible. Even the grocery store had empty shelves and limited choices for what we could buy. The simple act of […]

Dealing With a Mountain of Debt

Debt is a way of life in America–we lived it and were able to escape. We had a huge mortgage on the dream home we designed and built. We had lots of credit card debt, two car payments and no savings. We were living the American dream, and our marriage was on the brink of […]

8 Steps to Get Out of Debt

If you look on the internet there are millions of suggestions about how to pay off debt. The best way to pay off debt is to understand your current situation, define your goals and work hard to achieve those goals. Let’s boil that down to 8 steps. Understand your current situation. How much money is […]

The Spiritual Cost of Debt

Many churches don’t talk about personal finances unless there is a need for increased giving. Yet the spiritual impact of debt is clear: Financial challenges can ruin marriages, leading to divorce. A family wants to send the kids to Catholic school, but can’t afford the tuition because there are other places where their money is […]

I’m Going Back to Work, Now What?

Do you need a post-pandemic recovery plan for your personal finances? As you go back to work and begin receiving a salary again, it may be the perfect time to change your financial habits. The lockdown showed us all the unnecessary things we can do without, like we did for so many weeks this spring.  […]

Life After the Pandemic

The pandemic has reshaped family, consumer, corporate, and government behavior. And much of it in a good way. Debt has turned into a curse word, and people are going to be more fiscally conservative, at least for the short term. More people will focus on paying off personal debt and avoiding any new debt. There […]

Create, Update, and Organize Your Important Information

The coronavirus has certainly rocked our world and shown us how quickly the whole world can be turned upside down, so it is never too early to get all your important information organized and updated. Because two things are certain—taxes and death. We know when taxes are due, but we never know when death will […]