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.
We aren’t born being content and it seems that our culture tries to make us more and more discontent as we grow older. How many commercials are disguised as TV shows and movies targeting the youngsters in our life to get the stuff they are selling? And keeping up with the neighbors can be a lifetime pursuit for some adults.
Learning the secret of contentment can free you from all the pressure to spend money in an effort to acquire more and more stuff. Being content is a conscious learned habit!
The Compass Catholic Blog has more on learning the virtue of contentment.
Sister Ignatia Henneberry, with the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration, had student loan debt when she started discerning religious life. She had faith that her debt would not be a barrier. Due to the generosity of others, including her grandmother and the Mater Ecclesiae Fund for Vocations, Sister Ignatia was right.
Sister Ignatia recently took over the role of Vocations Director with the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration. She’s new to her role but she’s not naive as to how student loans debt will affect the ability of other young women to say “yes” to their vocation. We were so blessed to have Sister Ignatia share her story as we wrap up this series on student loan debt.
We challenge you to share at least one of these episodes on the effect of student loan on vocations with a friend or on social media.
To sign up for a Faith & Money Matters Bible Study, please visit https://compasscatholic.org.
Mater Ecclesiae Fund for Vocations: https://fundforvocations.org
Laboure Society: https://rescuevocations.org
Getting out of can be challenging, especially if you don’t know where to start or what to do first. Get started by using our tips for eight steps to get out of debt.
It can be a long-term goal and it is not easy, but the effort and time is well worth the blessing that comes from being debt free.
The Compass Catholic blog has more ideas about taking the first step in freeing yourself from the bondage of debt.
Father Brent Bowen finished his undergraduate studies and promptly started his master’s degree. It was at that time that he realized his calling to become a priest. At that point, he had six figure student loan debt. His story shows how he combination of grit, faith, and generosity could overcome the seemingly impossible. We want to thank Father Brent for sharing his story and the message that God cannot be outdone in generosity!
Information about the debt snowball method:
Debt Snowball Calculator:
Mater Ecclesiae Fund for Vocations:
The Laboure Society:
Differences of opinion in a marriage are healthy if you can find a compromise that works for both of you. Being on the same page is important in all areas, especially as you plan for retirement.
Maybe one of you wants to move closer to the grandkids and the other wants to move to a deserted tropical island. Where you’ll live and what you plan to do is a conversation that needs to start long before that last day at work.
The Compass Catholic blog has more ideas about planning for a happy, productive retirement.
In this week’s episode, Diana and Caitlyn speak with John Flanagan from the Laboure Society. John is the executive director of the Laboure Society which is a nonprofit organization that aims to help aspirants tackle their student debt load so they can discern their potential calling. John talks about the method Laboure has implemented that is Canon Law and IRS compliant. The Laboure method was also designed to grow a community of stewardship and ownership of our calling as laity to support vocations.
Links from this week’s episode:
The Laboure Society
To Donate to the Laboure Society
Equifax article about the FICO Resilience Index
Compass Catholic Ministries