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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Chris Petrie

Chris (Peach) Petrie is a personal finance expert, money coach, speaker and podcaster.

In 2011, Chris and his family were exhausted from living paycheck-to-paycheck and facing a mountain of debt. They started going against the society standards of misbehaving with money and made the decision to take back control of their lives and money. Within seven months they paid off $52,000, started saving like crazy and began building real wealth.

The word spread fast and Chris started showing friends how to create a budget over dinner. Soon after he started showing their friends how to do the same and eventually Chris started teaching personal finance classes around the community. As the need for the classes grew, Chris launched Money Peach in 2015.

Money Peach was created to help everyday people remove the stress and fear of money by showing them how to save more, make more, and keep more of their money.

Chris Peach has been featured in places like Business Insider, The Huffington Post, Elite Daily, and CheddarTV.

When Chris isn’t at “work” he can be found at the Crossfit gym or riding on the fire truck — Chris is also a full-time firefighter in Phoenix, Arizona.

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