What Your Money Means - now on KINDLE!

 What Your Money Means is the first major publication of Solidarity Association. Countless books tell you how to make money: only this one illuminates the reasons you have money in the first place, and the role it’s meant to play in your life and in the lives of others. Here, Frank Hanna gives you a lean, no-nonsense explanation of the meaning of your money, and a guide for dealing with it constructively. From a tradition rooted in ordinary virtue, common sense, and the pragmatism that allows societies to flourish, Hanna has skillfully drawn forth principles and criteria that will enable you to discover quickly and with confidence: * Why you, in particular, have money * What your money calls you to be, and why * How to determine how much is enough * How to shield yourself and your loved ones from the dangers inherent in wealth (and even make your wealth a school of virtue!) * How --- if philanthropy is your calling --- to give wisely (and ten rules of thumb that should guide all donors) * Plus much more to help you understand what your money means, and how to use it well. Purchase it HERE.

CUF reviews What Your Money Means

Frank Hanna’s What Your Money Means: And How to Use it Well is a refreshingly well-presented, popular exposition of classical ethical teaching on wealth and responsibility.

He writes to appeal to the widest possible audience, but his endnotes and certain references throughout the text reveal Hanna’s own Catholicism and the deep debt he owes to Catholic social teaching for the principles he elucidates.

In this very personal work, Hanna explains that upon making a fortune in the business world at a relatively young age, he set himself to discover what enduring principles applied to such wealth. The present volume is the product of that quest.

The book addresses everything from the difference between non-essential wealth and the amount required to permit us to fulfill the duties of our state in life, to the universal destination of goods, ending with some practical guidelines on how to implement the duty of tithing prudently. The conversational tone allows the reader to be led through some profound truths with relative ease. Hanna often directs his text towards those of his

Diocese bases checklist on Solidarity book

Recently, the Diocese of Brooklyn relied on The Holy See's Teaching on Catholic Schools as the template for its its 30+ page self-assessment document for Catholic schools in the diocese.

To see the complete Catholic Identity Self-Assessment Checklist, click here.

Reader's Digest interviews Hanna

"I was raised to think like a businessman," says Frank Hanna, 47, who credits a childhood spent hanging around his father's Atlanta real estate investment office for setting him on the road to success. This, plus good instincts and creativity, led to a brainstorm while Hanna was a student at the University of Georgia: He created a

method to help companies get rid of bad loans. At 27, Frank Hanna and his brother, David, tested it, using $160,000 of their savings to buy up loans.

It worked so well, they started an investment firm, selling it later for about $100 million. Other endeavors, including Hanna's current firm, Hanna Capital, have also flourished.

Early on, Frank Hanna contemplated his upward spiral and settled on philanthropy as a calling. Hanna gives generously to Catholic charities, among others, and has co-founded three Catholic schools in Atlanta. Frank Hanna's recent book, What Your Money Means (Crossroad Publishing), addresses basic questions about the positive role money can play in our lives.

Q. Do you believe in the notion of self-made men and women?