Jon and Evelyn Bean2019-04-26T08:30:19-05:00

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 – 10 Questions to Ask Your Parents

Do you know where your parents keep all the information you would need in case of an emergency? Here are 10 questions to ask your parents just in case you (or other family members) ever need it:
  1. Where do you keep your important information, in case I need to find it in an emergency?
  2. Where can I find a list of your key contacts?
  3. How are your accounts registered?
  4. Do you have an up to date will?
  5. Have you Designated a Power of Attorney?
  6. Do you have a Health Care Proxy?
  7. Do you have a living will or an advance health care directive?
  8. How can I access your electronic assets in an emergency?
  9. How do you want to disposition your personal Items?
  10. Have you documented your final wishes?
The Compass Catholic blog has more details about what to ask and why it’s so important to know where this information is kept.

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

Manage Your Money God’s Way – Health Care Alternatives

Increases in the cost of traditional health insurance have driven many people to participate in an alternative to traditional care insurance.
Health care sharing plans are significantly different than traditional health insurance and are usually based on Christian ideals where like-minded people help each other.
If you are considering a health care sharing plan, listen to the Compass Catholic Podcast as we have a conversation with our guest, Bob,  who has been using a health care sharing plan successfully (and less expensively) for years.
The Compass blog has more information and links to the major health care sharing plans.

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

Manage Your Money God’s Way – 8 Important Money Decisions for Every Marriage

Join us for eight important money decisions every couple should make.
Money can be one of the hot button areas of a marriage. People bring into their marriage all the assumptions and experiences of their families in the way they use and manage money. Each spouse was raised in a different environment, so no two people come into a marriage thinking exactly the same way as their spouse on any issue, most especially money.
So it is important to set some ground rules for money in your marriage, whether you have celebrated many anniversaries or are a newly wed.
The Compass Catholic blog has more info on these decisions.

By |October 30th, 2019|Categories: Manage Your Money God's Way, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Manage Your Money God’s Way – Cheap or Frugal

There is a difference between being cheap or being frugal. Cheap means using price as the only criteria for making purchases. Frugal means not spending more than you need to and knowing the price vs the cost of use.
A cheap person will invest a lot of time and energy in order to save a dollar or two, but the time and effort they spend may not be worth the money they save.
A frugal person saves money in a balanced way by considering the impacts of money saving ideas on other areas of their life. Saving money is good, as long as it is done in a balanced way so you can enjoy life and recognize the tradeoffs you are making.
This week’s podcast and the Compass Catholic blog point out the differences between cheap and frugal.

By |October 30th, 2019|Categories: Manage Your Money God's Way, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Manage Your Money God’s Way – Are You Prepared for the Next Recession?

We are in the middle of an economic expansion and the unemployment rate is at a 50 year low.  But change is inevitable and at some point there will be a recession.  Are you prepared to weather an upcoming economic storm?
A recession may be months or even years away so the best time to prepare is now. Join us for some ideas about how to get ready.
The Compass Catholic blog has more about preparing for the next recession.

By |October 16th, 2019|Categories: Manage Your Money God's Way, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Manage Your Money God’s Way – The Spiritual Impact of Debt

It is so easy to separate our faith from our finances and think of them as two entirely separate unrelated things. But often times when we get into debt there is a spiritual void we are trying to fill by buying things we can’t afford.
Financial challenges can be a hidden monster in many families and marriages. By shining the light of faith into that dark corner, we can tackle and tame the debt monster and learn that every area of our life, including how we handle money, has a spiritual impact.
The Compass Catholic blog has more about the spiritual impact of debt.

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