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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 – The Spiritual Cost of Debt

Financial challenges due to debt can be a hidden monster in many families and marriages. We can tackle and tame the debt monster by learning that every area of our life, including how we handle money, has a spiritual impact.
The Compass Catholic blog has more about the spiritual cost of debt.

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Money Stories – The Making of a Compass Catholic Money Coach Training Program

The Compass Catholic Money Coach Training Program just launched this week. In this episode of Money Stories, Caitlyn Kano talks about her personal money story and how the new Money Coach Training Program came to be. If you are interested in the Money Coach Training Program, please visit www.CompassCatholic.org

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Manage Your Money God’s Way – I’m Going Back to Work, Now What?

Finally, we are beginning to recover from all the shutdowns that began in February and got worse in March and April and people are going back to work.  When you get back to your job, it’s also the time to get back to your new financial normal.
Create a budget, and use that to create a crisis budget.  Build up your emergency fund and start digging out of any debt you incurred.  It will be a long hard road, but starting now will put you in a better position if there is another emergency around the corner.
The Compass Blog has more on how to get back to some sense of financial normal.

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Money Stories – Money and Multiples

Lauren and her husband have been blessed with five children including triplet boys. With five children under four years of age, Lauren learned many lessons about prioritizing and the logistics involved with having a large family. She shares those lessons and explains how she and her husband decided to make a career change to benefit their large family.
For more information about Compass Catholic, please visit www.CompassCatholic.org.

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Manage Your Money God’s Way – Retiring During a Recession

Planning retirement while there is a recession can be tricky.  Start by looking at your current monthly expenses. Exclude expenses related to work and include new expenses related to retirement.  Subtract the monthly expenses from your monthly retirement income.
If your expenses are more than your income, how much do you need to withdraw from savings each month and how long will your savings last?
Doing these calculations before you retire will either bring you peace of mind or the realization that retirement needs to be delayed.
The Compass Blog has more on details to consider if you are retiring during a down market.

By |May 13th, 2020|Categories: Manage Your Money God's Way, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Money Stories – Faith and Finances

Allison Gingras shares the story about her financial journey. Allison realized the extent of her debt when the bank refused to extend her any more credit. Around the same time, she met the co-founders of Compass Catholic Ministries, Jon and Evelyn Bean. They presented her with the opportunity to participate in a Compass Catholic Bible study, which she now credits for her much of her family’s financial wellness. It hasn’t always been easy but now Allison can use her family’s financial journey to glorify God. 

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