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Jon and Evelyn Bean 2018-09-16T11:13:42+00:00

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 – I’m Dead. Now What?

We rarely think about the end of life issues or what would happen if we became incapacitated due to illness or accident. What a blessing it would be to your family in this situation if all the important information they would need was up to date, organized and easy to locate. 

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Manage Your Money God’s Way – Don’t Retire, Rewire

When people retire, many times the goal is to simply stop working. As our lifespan increases, retirement can be a time of great fulfillment by planning well in the following areas:
  • Talk to your spouse to develop a joint plan for retirement.
  • Use a budget before retiring to manage your income and spending in retirement.
  • Ditch the debt so you can be debt free when you retire.
  • Find a passion to use your talents and skills in serving others.
Retirement can be the most fulfilling time of your life if you plan to make it so.
The Compass Catholic blog has more thoughts on retiring well.
Check out our retirement calculators as part of your planning process.

By | March 13th, 2019|Categories: Manage Your Money God's Way, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Manage Your Money God’s Way – What Is Your Definition of Financial Success?

We would all be a lot happier if we defined financial success based on our own life, resources, capabilities and progress. Judging your circumstances against other people can be disheartening. All God is calling you to do is be a faithful steward of the blessings he has given to you, with no regard to what the next person is doing
The Compass Catholic blog has more thoughts on defining financial success for yourself.
Based on a listener’s question, here are the percentage guidelines for various budget categories. Use this as a starting point and customize it to fit your life. 

By | March 6th, 2019|Categories: Manage Your Money God's Way, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Manage Your Money God’s Way – Is A Healthcare Sharing Plan Right For You? Part 2

Health care sharing plans are gaining popularity in the face of the rising cost of traditional health insurance. Both traditional insurance and health care sharing plans have pros and cons, so be sure you know the difference.
For an overview, check out last week’s podcast and blog, which also provides links to the major health care sharing plans. This week we’ll focus on what health care sharing plans do not cover and what questions to consider asking if you are making a decision on which to buy. Check out the related blog.

By | February 27th, 2019|Categories: Manage Your Money God's Way, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Manage Your Money God’s Way – Is A Healthcare Sharing Plan Right For You?

Increases in the cost of traditional health insurance have driven many people to participate in health care sharing plans. Sharing plans are usually based on Christian ideals where like-minded people help each other. If you are considering a health care sharing plan, listen in for how this differs from traditional health insurance.
For links to the major healthcare sharing plans, check out the Compass Catholic blog which has more details on this option for health care. And join us next week for Healthcare Sharing Plans – Part 2 where we’ll share some questions to ask before participating.

By | February 20th, 2019|Categories: Manage Your Money God's Way, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Manage Your Money God’s Way – Congratulations On Your Engagement

There are lots of things to think about and plan for as you approach your wedding day. Unfortunately, most couples who are engaged to be married talk more about the flavor of their wedding cake than about their marital finances. The cake cutting ceremony takes about 10 minutes but finances are something they’ll deal with every day of their entire married life.
The Compass Catholic blog has more about why the “Money Talk” is so important to a strong healthy marriage.

By | February 13th, 2019|Categories: Manage Your Money God's Way, Uncategorized|0 Comments