Advice from large debt-free Catholic family helpful but incomplete

"A Catholic Guide to Spending Less and Living More: Advice from a Debt-Free Family of 16" by Sam and Rob Fatzinger. Ave Maria Press (Notre Dame, Indiana, 2021). 192 pp., $16.95.

Sam and Rob Fatzinger are the parents of 14 children. In their new book, "A Catholic Guide to Spending Less and Living More," they share some of their story of raising their family with an emphasis on the importance of budgeting and saving.

In writing this book they "want to share things that have worked for us to achieve financial freedom and live debt-free." They hope these tips "will encourage you to live better and spend less."

The financial advice offered here is accurate and would benefit anyone looking for guidance on how to manage their finances, whether raising a family or not. Sam, a stay-at-home mom who home-schools her children, writes every other chapter in an inviting and friendly style.

The chapters written by Rob, the father who holds a job outside the home, are more direct and no-nonsense. Together they have created an informative and helpful resource for those just starting out in marriage and for those with years of marriage behind them.