FinancesFaith, Work, and The Journey Home
I asked my thirteen year old daughter to write this post for me. She wanted to write about herself – a great subject, to be sure, but not the one I had requested. So I kept the computer. All she has is a tiny little iPod, not to mention strands of blue hair (“Dad, they’re just extensions”)... [Read more...]Should Only Millionaires Be Parents?
A friend of mine and his wife were expecting their sixth child. A young couple had come to visit them from out of town, and were amazed at my friend’s willingness to have yet another child despite modest means and a small home. The husband told my friend – with an earnest look on his face... [Read more...]The Debt Ripple Effect
The headline jumped out at me: “Fed official says tax code provides incentives to carry debt.” For the past several years, the topic of debt has become increasingly important, for individuals, organizations, even nations. That headline got me thinking… regardless of the incentives, how should Catholics... [Read more...]Market Madness
What a roller coaster ride. The market was up today. Or was that yesterday? It was down the day before that. Way down. Tomorrow, who knows? The financial news these days is fraught with anxiety. Upheaval in the markets. Political gridlock. Rancorous debate. Particularly when it comes to money, the uncertainty... [Read more...]A Father’s Day Gift
What Fathers Really Appreciate This morning, my eight year old son David came bounding into my room with my four year old daughter Hannah. “Happy Father’s Day!” they shouted. Joseph, the more sophisticated ten year old, trailed with a smile on his face, echoing their comments. The even... [Read more...]Financial Faithfulness
The Joy of Budgeting – Really! There’s an old saying, “when you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” Unfortunately, there is ample evidence all around us that many folks are struggling with money these days. Maybe this is an opportunity to do a bit of planning! Of course, there are those who are... [Read more...]