Break Your Spending Habit.  Core Finance Video Series. Episode 3

Break Your Spending Habit. Core Finance Video Series. Episode 3


Faith. Strength. Personal Finance.

As Orthodox Christians, we are taught to resist temptations like Christ did after he walked out of the desert. But in today’s society temptation is everywhere, clouding our good judgement, and luring us into debt. Don’t be enticed by instant gratification. Be like Christ and resist the temptation for material rewards and wait. Keep checking your net cash flow and pray that it’s in a net positive position. If not, think of other routines and rewards like taking walks, losing a few pounds, and getting healthier. What could be more important than health? Rid yourself of those bad spending habits that can keep you from your reaching your financial goals! This episode has been Sponsored by Leon and Robin Andris & OCN viewers like you. 

This video program will tackle many financial topics including debt, saving, investing and all through the lens of the Orthodox Christian faith. Presvytera Maria Antokas will be leading the program series, bringing to you decades of experience in the financial industry as a banker, coach and author. Her experiential knowledge combined with her deep rooted faith will help us all work through difficult financial issues while keeping our Orthodoxy first. We need your help! Please consider supporting Core Finance Programming powered by OCN Today.  The first 5 people to donate over $50 will receive a free copy of Presvytera Maria’s book. Watch more of Core Finance Series.


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About author

Maria Antokas

Presvytera Maria Antokas is a former banker who now teaches Economics and Finance. She and her husband, Fr. Dimitrios Antokas, are currently serving St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Bethesda, Maryland. Presvytera Maria is also co-founder of CapitalWise, LLC, which is a financial coaching service for adults who need help organizing and understanding their personal finances. The company just published their first workbook entitled, Don't Call It a Budget - Personal Money Planning in the Age of Stuff Overload, which may be purchased at and