Giving Students Skin in the Game when Parents Pay for College

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Helping your children incur less debt as they attend school is one of the best graduation gifts you can give them. Student loan debt is debilitating for many college graduates; many will still be paying for loans into their 30s and 40s. This debt makes it difficult to start saving for retirement, to support a family, and to begin building wealth.

How Much is Enough?

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I remember very well the first time I earned money… I’m not talking about an allowance or money that I got for being part of the family, I’m talking about doing a job and receiving funds for the task that I completed.  The first real job that comes to mind for the purposes of this conversation is when I spent a summer as a long-distance operator for AT&T.

Doubting Thomas

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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!” 

Are You an April Fool?

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.

Give Me Generosity… But Not Yet!

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.

6 Steps to Take as a Financial Disciple

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!

4 Financial Habits for the New Year

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. 

The Future of Generosity

Compass Catholic is a nonprofit ministry that runs on a combination of books sales and donations. For that reason, I spent part of this past weekend preparing our Giving Tuesday Plan to increase our donor base. Our Core Values dictate that we don’t have affiliate agreements and we don’t recommend any financial goods, products, or services to monetarily benefit the ministry so as to remain completely unbiased. For that reason, we are only funded by book sales and generous donors. Our books and Bible studies have affected thousands of people around the world. We need these financial disciples to consider Compass Catholic in their generosity plan. 

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.