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

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.

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

Manage Your Money God’s Way – Life After the Pandemic

How has your life changed for the better since the pandemic? Have you looked for the good in the stay at home orders and the chance to stop the crazy busyness that pervaded our pre-pandemic normal?
While this situation wasn’t something anyone wanted, there is always some sort of good that comes out of any situation.  Maybe now is the time to think about the good and say a little prayer of thanksgiving for whatever bright spots you can find.
The Compass Blog has more on some of the positives that will come from our new normal.

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Money Stories – Paying It Forward

Diana is a teacher in south Florida. She was taught her money management skills by her parents. As an adult, Diana participated in a Faith & Money Matters Bible study which unified her money management skills with her Catholic faith. Now Diana “pays it forward” by utilizing a classroom management program called “My Classroom Economy.” 

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Manage Your Money God’s Way – Create, Update, and Organize Important Information

If you are like most people, your important information is scattered all over the place. It may be in a file drawer, on your desk, in your computer or on your phone.  What would happen if you were incapacitated and your family or caretakers needed to handle your affairs? Would they know where the important information in located and how to use it? Join us to hear what you need to get organized.
The Compass Blog has more on creating, updating, and organizing all that information so your family knows where it is and can use it if needed.

By |April 30th, 2020|Categories: Manage Your Money God's Way, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Money Stories – Pursuing Financial Independence

You may have heard of the FIRE Movement either on social media or in the news. FIRE stands for Financial Independence, Retire Early. Brent and Amy Jones are a young couple with young children. In this episode of Money Stories, Brent and Amy talk about their pursuit of financial independence and how they balance their family’s needs, generosity, and their financial goals.
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Money Stories – Money/Life Balance

A sequel to last week’s episode, Jaclyn and John Kennedy are back to discuss their desire to find a money/life balance that works for their family. Jaclyn has been able to modify her work schedule to be able to spend more time with their young children. Like most decisions, this one had financial implications they’ve had to navigate together. 

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Manage Your Money God’s Way – The Stock Market: A Godly Perspective

Watching the stock market going up and down can cause stress, tension and anxiety.  Yet there is nothing we can do about it.  And you haven’t really lost any money until you pull the money out of the market. Until then, it’s just a number on paper.
Instead of stressing over what you can’t control, try meditating on 1 Timothy 6:7-8, “For we brought nothing into the world, just as we shall not be able to take anything out of it. If we have food and clothing, we shall be content with that.”
The Compass Blog has more on putting the stock market gyrations into perspective.

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