2017-05-29 When it comes to money, planning is the easy part!

May 26, 2017

The core principles of personal financial success are very simple. Keep track of your money. Spend less than you earn. Have an emergency fund. Find ways to economize. Save and invest on a regular basis.

About 76% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck, so even though financial success is simple, it’s not easy. It takes discipline, hard work and commitment. It’s fun to dream about being debt free, but what are you doing today to make that dream come true? If you make progress every day, your dreams will soon become reality.

That day to day effort is not how our world tells us to live. In 1 John 2:15, we hear: “Do not love the world or the things of the world.” Too many times we get caught up in how the world tells us to live instead of following our Catholic faith.

To help you manage finances from a faith perspective, you can access the eBook version of Your Money Counts for FREE and it will help you focus on what is truly important. For more information, call us at 844-447-6263 or fill out the contact form on the Compass Catholic website. Also take a look at our small group bible study, Navigating Your Finances God’s Way - http://compasscatholic.org/financial-bible-study/

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What if it IS True? Podcast - Alltech One Conference - Dr. Jud Chalkley

May 24, 2017

St. Joseph Healthcare Dr. Jud Chalkley talks about alternative models to health services that are both affordable and accesible. From Mexico to Kansas Dr. Chalkley has found interesting connections and he now wants to see these widespread. 


What if it IS True? Podcast - Alltech One Conference - Brian Lawless

May 24, 2017

Brian Lawless of Alltech talks about the Lost Art of Eating. Can we learn to see food as the tool to community? 



2017-05-22 Cosigning Can Ruin Your Credit Score!

May 22, 2017

May 22, 2017 - Cosigning Can Ruin Your Credit Score!

Cosigning is when a lender requires someone to be legally responsible for a debt if the borrower does not pay. If you cosign a loan and the borrower defaults, your credit could be affected for at least seven years. So, worst case, you are paying for something you don't own, the relationship with the other person has probably been ruined and your credit has been wrecked through something totally out of your control.

Cosigning really sound like a very good deal, does it?

Proverbs 17:18 says “Senseless is the man who gives his hand in pledge and who becomes surety for his neighbor.”  Don’t co-sign—it can ruin your financial health and your credit score. If you have co-signed, here are 6 ways to get removed as a loan or credit card co-signer.

Read more about cosigning and credit scores on the Compass Catholic Blog and while you are on the Compass Catholic website, check out our books, financial calculators, glossary and spreadsheets to help you reach financial freedom!

If you would like to introduce a Compass Catholic Bible study to your parish, or start a group on your own, call us at 844-447-6263 or fill out the contact form on the Compass Catholic website.


Connecting the Dots - Podcast - w/Mark Shea and Doug O’Brien 05/22/17

May 22, 2017

Join Mark and Doug as they discuss the latest news surrounding politics, life, the universe and everything from a Catholic perspective.


2017-05-15 Is your bank costing you $$$? Here’s how you can bank for free.

May 15, 2017

Here are the best practices for selecting your bank and avoiding fees:  

• How often will you actually visit the bank building and how convenient is it?
• Will you need to access the bank in other cities?
• How quickly does the bank credit deposits to your account?
• Is the bank FDIC insured?
• What are the fees for the accounts you need?
• Are there minimum balance requirements?
• Is online banking available?
• What happens if you bounce a check?

How to avoid banking fees:
• Keep your check register up-to-date.
• Use automatic payments.
• Review your account statement and balance your checkbook and savings account every month
• Sign up for online alerts when your balance dips below a certain level.

To read more on picking a bank and avoiding fees read Evelyn’s latest blog - http://compasscatholic.org/education-center/

Learn how we can help you get rid of your debt - http://compasscatholic.org/financial-bible-study/  click on Navigating Your Finances God's Way


What if it IS True? Podcast - Catalyst Cincinnati.

May 11, 2017

I get the opportunity to talk with Lindsay van Zyl from Catalyst. 

Lindsay van Zyl is the Director of Marketing for Catalyst, a leadership development organization that exists to unify and equip ministry leaders through resources and experiential events. She leads a talented team of passionate leaders who shape and steward the Catalyst brand and message.

At its core, Catalyst is a community of change makers. Through live events, weekly podcasts, digital resources and a community-building app, the Catalyst team leans into leaders who are seeking to create courageous change in the world. Over 100,000 leaders from around the world connect to Catalyst.



2017-05-06 Here’s how to pay for your vacation BEFORE you leave

May 9, 2017

Vacation Planning - ways to save money

It’s about that time of year when we start daydreaming about basking in the sun on the beach, then we wake up and wonder how we’ll pay for it.

You should ALWAYS pay cash for a vacation because it is silly to finance a luxury. No matter where you’re going, there are plenty of simple ways to cut expenses. Here are some ideas:

Sign up for a travel-related credit card and use the points to pay for hotel or air fare costs.

Be flexible with times and days when booking flights.

Travel off-season. Just before or after peak season will get you lower prices, smaller crowds and the weather will still be nice.
Avoid the most popular destinations and try a similar location. Places like Costa Rica, Croatia and coastal areas in Brazil are more affordable than you think.

Look for vacation rentals, rather than hotel rooms. We have gotten some great deals from VRBO.

Take free tours. In many major cities around the world, the locals offer free walking tours to show you the city’s highlights and teach you about the culture.

We provide all the tools to help you succeed in your journey to financial freedom - http://compasscatholic.org/participants/

If you would like to introduce this Bible study to your parish, or start a group on your own, call us at 844-447-6263  or fill out the contact form on the Compass Catholic website - http://compasscatholic.org/contact/ (the contact form is also located on each page of the website).

The journey to financial freedom begins with a prayer, your commitment, and taking the first step. Make this Bible study your first step.


Connecting The Dots Podcast w/ Mark Shea and Andrew March 05/04/17

May 6, 2017

Join Mark and Andrew on the first edition of Connectin The Dots Podcast! They dive into topics today ranging from politics, the bible, specific verses and much more! Enjoy the First Edition of Connectin The Dots Podcast!


What if it IS True? with Leo Brown

May 5, 2017

In this episode Fr. Thonas Loya and I reflect on what it really means to undterstand people for people and to respect that even when we don't agree. I share the story of a conversation with two 20 something girls about thier birth-control choices at my moonlightling job, and Fr. Tom shares stories about not being able to engage with people he wanted to reach out to becuse others thought he might be "unsafe". 

In this episode Fr. Tom and I get unsafre. Very unsafe, and we'll continue to go into unsafe areas of discussion in future episodes. 

To find out more about Fr. Thomas Loya find his resources at Tabor Life




Connecting The Dots w/Mark Shea and Doug O’Brien 04/28/17

April 28, 2017

Join Mark and Doug today for the last LIVE show! But do not worry! Connecting The Dots will now be a weekly podcast!! On todays LIVE show, Mark and Doug dicuss the death penalty, the political parties, we had a great caller today and more on the last LIVE edition of Coneectin The Dots!


Dr. Michelle Live! 04/28/17

April 28, 2017

Join us as we walk the road of life together on Dr. Michelle Live!  Call or text with your questions / comments:  (573) 4-BREAD-4.  Email Dr. Michelle at dmlive@breadboxmedia.com

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Mike Allen Show 04/28/17 - live show finale - Guest: Jason Hall discussing evangelization beyond our caricatures and comfort - How hard baseball really is - Normativity of signs and wonders

April 28, 2017



On Friday's live show finale, long-time guest Jason Hall fittingly closes it out with a conversation about evangelization beyond our caricatures and comfort, how hard baseball really is, and his thoughts on the normativity of signs and wonders.

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Connecting The Dots w/Mark Shea and Steven Greydanus 04/27/17

April 27, 2017

Join Mark and Steven as they discuss statue removal down south, The Confederacy, Bill Nye and more!!