Jon and Evelyn Bean 2019-04-26T08:30:19-04:00

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 – Don’t Take Out A Loan for Vacation

Vacations are great—they allow us to unplug from daily chores, work and responsibilities.  We can spend time with family in a relaxed and unhurried way. We can explore places we haven’t been and just chill out.
The best way to plan for your vacation is to figure out a way to pay cash. That may mean your vacation is less than glamourous, but paying cash means no stack of vacation bills when you get back home.
Taking a vacation in 2019 and paying for it in 2022 may not be in your best financial interest. Set your financial goals for vacation and get the family involved. Teach your children how be set goals and work to achieve them.
That will allow you to return home stress and stay stress free with no looming mountain of debt. Keep that vacation feeling long after you get home!
Check out our blog for more on vacation planning

By | April 10th, 2019|Categories: Manage Your Money God's Way, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Manage Your Money God’s Way – 5 Ways to Give Yourself A Raise

Once we establish a spending habit, it’s hard to break. But stepping back and analyzing these five areas may put more money into your bank account each time you get paid.
Are you loaning the government money each month? Maybe it’s time to review that W4 form.
Have you had the same car insurance company for ages? Maybe it’s time to do some comparison shopping.
Is your credit report accurate? Maybe you should review your credit report to ensure there are no errors so you get the lowest rates possible on loans.
Are you using life insurance as a saving vehicle? Maybe it’s time to look at how much insurance you really need and get it the least expensive way.
Is money you need now mixed in with money you don’t need until months from now? Maybe it’s time to think about a separate bank account for longer term spending.
Check out out blog for more on this topic.

By | April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Manage Your Money God's Way, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Manage Your Money God’s Way – Should I Buy or Lease a Car?

That new car smell is great, but leasing one car after another means spending more money in the long run. Buying a car means you have an asset (even though it is a depreciating asset.) When you lease a car, you have nothing at the end of the lease – no transportation, nothing to trade in or sell.
It is hard to compare leasing versus buying head-to-head because they are so different and each is based on different parameters. Join us for more on why leasing may not be good for you. Our recommendation is to buy a certified used car and drive it till the wheels come off.

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

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. 

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

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