The Stock Market – A Godly Perspective

When Jesus began the Sermon on the Mount, he proclaimed the  Beatitudes as the way to authentic happiness. The first of these stated that poverty of spirit would enable us to inherit the Kingdom of God. In other words, the first step on the road to joy begins with a healthy detachment from material goods. […]

What to do if you can’t pay your bills:

If you are struggling to make your monthly obligations, we recommend you go to the Compass Catholic Facebook page and watch the Live Event entitled “Creating a Crisis Budget.” During a period of income instability, it’s important to determine what is a want and what is a need. Your needs come first. Are your essentials […]

How to Handle a Financial Pandemic

Do you feel like your world is upside-down? Reactions to the Coronavirus, so far at least, seem a little extreme. Cancelling the NBA season? But, the decline of the stock market is real. Travel bans, cancelled business symposiums, and job lay-offs are real. As Catholics, how are we to respond? First, let’s admit the reality […]

The Spiritual Impact of Debt

In all the parishes we have visited all over the world, there have only been two or three times when the priest gave a homily on responsible spending and the benefits of avoiding debt. But when he did preach on that subject, he had the full, rapt attention of the congregation. After all, money is […]

Master Your Money

In our culture, our faith is disconnected from the more secular aspects of life. We spend one hour a week in church and worship the gods of consumerism and materialism the rest of the week. When we step away from the consumerism and materialism, we can ask ourselves this question: “Is what I am doing […]

The Benefits of Using Financial Planner: Part 1

Would you give yourself a root canal? Probably not! You may think it’s crazy to pay a financial planner to keep track of your money, but if you don’t have the skill-set and knowledge it may be crazier to do it yourself. A financial planner can save you time and headaches in addition to helping […]

5 Tips for First Time Home Buyers

Owning a home is the fulfillment of the American Dream. If you are planning to buy your first home, there’s lots to think about. Consider your income. How much house can you afford? Buying a house is much easier if you have set financial boundaries prior to falling in love with something that is out […]

Should You Buy or Lease a Car?

When you need a vehicle, your two major choices are to buy or lease, but figuring out which is best is like trying to make your way through a thick forest in the dark of night. So, let’s dig into the good, the bad and the ugly for both leasing and buying. When you lease […]

Health Care Sharing Plans – Part 2

To help you decide if a health care sharing plan is right for you and your family, we are going to look at things to think about and questions to ask. Several plans have restrictions on the doctors available to you. If you live in a large metropolitan area, this may not be a problem, […]

Money Matters in Marriage

When couples say their vows 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 the husband and wife aren’t honest with each other about their entire financial situation, it can lead to big problems in a marriage. If money […]