Ep. 13: Being the breadwinner

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Money is tricky, even in the best of times.

In this week’s episode, we’re going deep into a big money topic: being the breadwinner. We’re discussing what it’s like when one partner is the sole breadwinner, and what happens when that situation needs to change.

In this episode:

  • What Lisa’s business looked like prior to paying Jesse
  • How Lisa started paying Jesse
  • How we calculated household expenses to set a target income and decide if it was feasible to grow Lisa’s business to cover the household
  • How Jesse felt with Lisa as the sole breadwinner
  • How Lisa felt as the sole breadwinner
  • How anxiety plays a part in being the breadwinner, and dealing with guilt when you can no longer provide at the same level
  • Sharing responsibility, helping your partner, and accepting help from your partner

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  • Jesse helps content creators share their positive voice with the world. Learn more about his podcast editing services at SoundMind Productions.
  • Lisa helps online publishers and businesses create change in their lives, starting with their WordPress website. Learn more about her web design and development studio at Elembee. She also runs a WordPress theme shop at EmPress Themes (we use the Miramar theme on this site!).

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