Financial & Marital Peace

Apr 7, 2015 by

After years of scrimping, countless setbacks, and a handful of slip-ups, Andrew and I recently hit a major financial milestone in our marriage – completing an emergency fund by setting aside enough cash to equate three months of bare-bones expenses. I can hardly articulate the peace and sheer...

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Frugal February: Practical Tips for the Temptation...

Feb 4, 2014 by

Happy Frugal February everybody! It’s our annual “celebration” of reining in impulses and money in an effort to return to being excellent stewards of our cash. December involves extra shopping anyway, and January almost always has some residual financial looseness from Christmas...

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WoWW: Big Hits of 2013

Jan 29, 2014 by

Checking over my site stats, I wanted to know which posts you thought were the best, which ones you shared, which ones got the most attention and here they are! The Top 5 posts of 2013! Thank you for reading and your fantastic support! #5  Antidotes for the Green-Eyed: How to Handle...

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Christmas Shop with The Catholic Wife!

Dec 5, 2013 by

Hey Readers! Check out the new Christmas Shopping corner on The Catholic Wife, highlighting two of my favorite sites, Ebates and Amazon. Ebates! Sign up with Ebates for free to receive a percentage back of your online shopping. Since creating my account a couple years ago, I’ve earned $150+...

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Giving Time over STUFF

Nov 25, 2013 by

Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s blow by in a hurried hustle. Even outside of the holidays, kids, teens, husbands, and wives are constantly on the go, on the phone, and operating frantically on the fly. While it’s ideal to slow down and savor the moment in the midst of holiday...

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WoWW: Penny Pinchin’ Christmas Edition!

Nov 20, 2013 by

Thanksgiving is next week! and the day after (or the night of for some retailers) starts the biggest shopping boom of the year. Christmas is crazy busy with travel prep, food prep, present prep, and even prepping prep. Here are a few tips to breathe easy, protect your wallet and peace of mind this...

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The Dave Ramsey Approach – Good for Any-Size...

Nov 11, 2013 by

Crisis Magazine published an article on Friday entitled “Of Dave Ramsey, Babies, and Birth Control” in which contributor Richard Becker asserts that the Dave Ramsey approach to finances “is not for childbearing Catholic couples who take the teaching of the Church seriously.”...

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The Mission of Money and the Single-Income Marriag...

Oct 14, 2013 by

“Who can find a good wife? She is far more precious than jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain. She does him good, and not harm” (Proverbs 31:10-12a). Back in August I dug up my old Dave Ramsey CDs for some monetary motivation; and immediately...

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The Return of Frugal February & God’s A...

Feb 4, 2013 by

And we’re back!! It’s that special time of year when the shock of Christmas spending and January’s financial frivolousness hit like a ton of bricks. Andrew and I are “celebrating” our 2nd Annual Frugal February, the designated month for sticking to a no-frills budget...

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Paychecks Decrease 2%: What Happened to My Money?

Jan 15, 2013 by

Bonus post from Dave Ramsey just in time for the twice-a-month pay day: The new year arrived, goals were set, and financial aspirations were locked as you set out to take advantage of your greatest wealth-building tool: your income. That is, until you heard the news. Your salary just got cut by...

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