Jon and Evelyn Bean2019-04-26T08:30:19-05:00

Manage Your Money God’s Way
With Jon and Evelyn Bean

The Manage Your Money God’s Way podcast is not about the money, it’s about the change—the change in your heart. Join us as we talk about ways to be a good steward of the money and possessions God has given you. We aren’t going to tell you where or how to invest or which mutual fund is the best, or which stock to buy, but we are going to challenge your mindset about integrating faith and finances.

We know how hard it is to see that link and we have made every financial mistake there is to make. We never really talked about money in our marriage and when big decisions had to be made we were good at talking “at” not “to” each other. Jon quit his full time job 2 weeks after we qualified for a mortgage on the dream house we were building and financial chaos soon descended. But it was OK, because when the savings ran out, we still had credit cards. With credit card debt, no savings, a mortgage and 2 car loans we were living the American dream!

It was at that time we discovered the link between faith and finances and it changed our lives. Fast forward and we are now retired, working as full time volunteers teaching others how to escape from the materialism in our American culture, which just proves God has a sense of humor. Who else but God would take two people who were such bad money managers and have them run a ministry to teach the integration between faith and finances? We are truly blessed to help people live their faith in such a tactical and practical way.

Many people have the mind of a 2-year old when it comes to money and possessions – it’s mine, mine, MINE! But it all belongs to God and we are simply stewards of the blessing he has bestowed on us. Join us and learn to be a better steward.

Check out the Compass Catholic website for information about the Compass Catholic Bible studies, books, blogs, financial calculators and more!

Jon and Evelyn can be reached by email at info@CompassCatholic.org.

Manage Your Money God’s Way – Marriage and Money Matters

Money can ruin a marriage or make it stronger. Couples who are opposites when it comes to money can be in never ending conflict unless they find a way to work together.
Surveys show that couples who talk about money, share financial goals and make joint financial decisions report happier marriages than those who don’t.
The Compass Catholic podcast and blog this week are about why it is so important for couples to work together to manage money in their marriage.

By |February 12th, 2020|Categories: Manage Your Money God's Way, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Manage Your Money God’s Way – How to Complain Effectively

No matter how careful you are when buying goods or services, you may run into problems and when that happens, here are tips on how to get your complaint heard and resolved:
  • Be very clear about the problem
  • Define the resolution you expect
  • Mention the company’s reputation
  • Follow the complaint process if there is one
  • Complain using e-mail, or in person, rather than phoning
  • Keep track of the details
  • Use social media
  • If you don’t get the response you want, say so
  • Take it to the next level
The Compass Catholic blog has more details about how to complain and get the resolution you want.

By |February 5th, 2020|Categories: Manage Your Money God's Way, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Manage Your Money God’s Way – 7 Steps to Help You Keep Your Resolutions

The failure rate for keeping new year resolutions is 80%.  What seems like a good idea at the time can turn into drudgery if you don’t have a solid plan in place for how to actually keep the resolutions you make—whether you make them at the beginning of the year or the middle of July.
Here are 7 Steps to help you keep those resolutions:
  1. Make one or two resolutions, not more
  2. Define the reason you want to make the change
  3. Make sure your resolution is achievable
  4. Make your resolution part of a long term goal
  5. Make the resolution very specific
  6. Automate as much as you can
  7. Check you progress regularly
The Compass Catholic blog has more details about the above suggestions for actually making the change you want in your life.

By |January 29th, 2020|Categories: Manage Your Money God's Way, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Manage Your Money God’s Way – Should I Invest or Pay Off Debt?

Are you confused by trying to figure out whether it’s better to pay off debt or invest?  The answer is to do both in an organized approach. Just like losing weight includes both diet and exercise, a solid financial plan includes both paying off debt and investing for the future.  
Before you start investing aggressively, there are some basic financial principles to put into place, such as tackling credit card debt, having an emergency fund and setting up a spending plan.
Listen in or click on our blog link for suggestions on getting your debt paid off so you can invest and meet your long term goals.

By |January 23rd, 2020|Categories: Manage Your Money God's Way, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Is your financial vision 2020? You’ll never know unless you do the financial version of an eye test by performing a financial health checkup.  Figure out your current financial situation and define what’s going to change or remain the same in 2020. Match that against your short, mid and long term goals to see what you need to modify to improve your financial vision.
The Compass Money Map is a great place to start and the Compass blog has more about a financial health checkup.

By |January 16th, 2020|Categories: Manage Your Money God's Way, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Manage Your Money God’s Way – Improve Your Monthly Finances in 10 Easy Steps

We all have a tendency to think that SOMEDAY we will be happy, content and financially stable. But if we don’t start today, we’ll never get there.
Join us for 10 easy steps you can take today to improve your monthly finances: track your spending; review monthly payments; determine if you still need to pay PMI on your mortgage; earn more; review insurance; discern wants vs needs; question every purchase; set spending priorities; stop shopping as entertainment; quit comparing yourself with others.
Listen in and check out the Compass Catholic blog to learn more about ways to start improving your monthly budget today.

By |January 1st, 2020|Categories: Manage Your Money God's Way, Uncategorized|0 Comments