For this episode, lovely Katie Sciba of The Catholic Wife has some this-is-real-life wisdom for us about tackling money as a married couple. She candidly shares her and her husband Andrew’s journey with learning to communicate about money and to be good stewards of what God provides for their family.
Katie is an amazing person and an award-winning Catholic writer and speaker. She is a stay-at-home mom to four children, and she is my go-to blogger for inspiration on finding joy in simplicity as a wife, mother and homemaker.
Katie and I met way back in 2010 when we were both new mommies and new bloggers. A mutual friend from college told her about my blog, and then I happened to click through to hers and loved it. We started commenting on each other’s blogs so much that one of us said, “We should be friends in real life, too!” The rest is history.
In this episode:
- Communicating about money – What works for them and what doesn’t usually work for anybody
- Tithing – What it is, how they do it, and encouragement for when the idea of tithing seems overwhelming
- Making–and sticking to–financial goals as a couple
- The idea of stewardship with regards to money
- How she and her husband approach debt
- Katie’s best financial advice for engaged couples and newlyweds
- The fruits of cultivating simplicity in spending and living
- Contentment on a smaller budget
Links from this episode:
The Catholic Wife (Katie’s blog)
The Domestic Church (Katie’s column for Shreveport, Louisiana’s Catholic Connection)