Episode 72: When She Makes More Than Her Husband – with Jennifer Barrett

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My Guest on the Show…


Jennifer Barrett is the Chief Education Officer for Acorns and the Editor in Chief for Grow.

Jennifer is incredibly smart, knows how to move up the ranks in business, and is a high-income earner. In fact, for the past 8 years she has been the primary breadwinner of their family of four.

And it’s been a struggle.

I asked Jennifer to come on the show to share her struggles with being a full-time working mom and how she had to make that pivot in life to start thinking like a breadwinner.


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Mentioned in this Episode



Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less by Tiffany Dufu


Show Notes

Welcome Jennifer [1:54]

A little bit about Acorns [3:57]

New Acorns products for 2018 [5:22]

Jennifer’s childhood and background [8:00]

Where her career started [10:00]

“Say yes and figure it out later” [12:41]

Jennifer’s experience with career transitions [14:22]

When she became the breadwinner [15:43]

The statistics of female breadwinners [16:37]

Why women are becoming the breadwinners [17:53]

The emotions behind women being breadwinners [19:57]

How it looks for Jennifer to be the breadwinner in her family [20:49]

How Jennifer doubled her income [23:15]

Why freelancing is hard [27:57]

What it felt like to be the breadwinner [30:00]

How Chris feels about his wife making more [34:57]

Jennifer’s life-changing conversation with her dad [37:45]

Throwing out all the rules [40:30]


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