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I’m learning how to keep my eyes on God

By Sarah Beth Thomas, Published: March 23, 2023   

As a high school student, I can identify with my fellow students who have challenges in their lives that can block us from being strong in our faith. But little things like simple prayers, going to Mass, being involved in a prayer group or volunteering... More 

Arkansas LEARNS will be the boost our Catholic schools need

By Kristy Dunn, Published: March 16, 2023   

My grandma and grandpa, heroes of the faith, put six kids through Catholic school, grades K-12. They lived across the street from St. Theresa Church and School in southwest Little Rock. My grandpa was a welder, and my grandma helped clean the church.... More 

Sometimes helping people is about more than money

Published: March 9, 2023   

Dear Dave, How do you handle a situation where someone needs financial help but has misspent money you’ve given them in the past? My wife and I have been trying to help a young man we recently met. He told us he was trying to get his life... More 

Building emergency fund starts with living on a budget

Published: February 23, 2023   

Dear Dave, I’m single, and I make $35,000 a year. Next year, my salary and bonuses should be around $50,000. I have a little over $30,000 in debt right now, including student loans, and I’m not sure how I’ll be able to keep up with... More 

Mass, prayer helped curb Ivy League anxiety

By Laritza Chena, Published: February 15, 2023   

Getting adjusted to the hustle and bustle of New York City and Columbia was not easy.  I was used to the slow and calm feeling of a small town, but all that changed when school started. All of a sudden, I felt like I had to always be productive,... More 

Am I responsible for taking care of my aging parents?

Published: February 9, 2023   

Dear Dave, My parents are both in their 70s. They have been healthy and active all their lives, but in spite of them both having good jobs they neglected to plan and save for retirement. Is it my responsibility now to provide them with financial help... More 

Paying bills and debts are your father's responsibility

Published: January 26, 2023   

Dear Dave, My husband and I just heard of your plan. We are excited to learn more about money, and we have already saved up $1,000 for our beginner emergency fund. Right now, we have a problem. My father has never taken his finances seriously, and the... More 

Thomas’ doubt replaced with humility, faith in God

By Anthony Gehrig, Published: January 24, 2023   

Faith has been a concept I have struggled to grasp throughout my life.  Ever since I can remember, I had questions about my Catholic faith. When I was younger, I would ask plenty of questions to more fully understand the different lessons and... More 

How to know the right time to buy a house

Published: January 12, 2023   

Dear Dave, Is it even worth it to buy a house these days? I’ve always been told buying a house is the adult thing to do and that it’s a great investment, but I can’t find anything decent and livable in my area for less than $350,000.... More 

With God at the center, tension in life eases

By Gianni Squillace, Published: December 20, 2022   

God will open doors with the best surprises behind them if you let him lead you. I just completed my first semester of college at the University of Dallas. It was a rollercoaster. I have never been happier, but it did not come without hardship. Academic,... More