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Mortification and Credit Cards

Yesterday’s reading in “In Conversation with God” focused on the concept of mortifications, of “taking up our cross” every day. One possible mortification in this consumer society is to always pay cash.  Or, at any rate, use a payment method … Continue reading

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How Much in Savings is Enough?

Anyone who reads personal finance magazines, or watches tv, or even looks at other media is assailed with stories that we will end up destitute in our old age if we don’t have ever-more in savings. Those ads have a … Continue reading

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It Was All About Greed

Today’s Gospel reading is the familiar account of the farmer who had an extraordinarily bountiful harvest, so bountiful that his existing barns, silos, etc., weren’t enough to hold it all. Face with this overflowing, he had two choices:  He could … Continue reading

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Achieving Happiness with a Simple Lifetime Financial Plan

Maybe you’ve noticed that although the Great Recession has been going on for over five years, many people – perhaps most people – are in significant financial distress. Despite their best efforts, they haven’t any real plan for how to … Continue reading

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A Plan for Living Your Financial Lives

Peace.  That’s what Jesus promises us.  But when it comes to money, many of us have no peace. That’s because we were never taught how to plan — and live — our financial lives.  Money isn’t the goal, of course.  … Continue reading

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Did Jesus Have a Split Personality About Money?

Listening to the Gospel, one could conclude superficially that Jesus had a split personality when it comes to money. On the one hand, He routine condemns the rich for their hardness of heart.   On the other hand, with parables such … Continue reading

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