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10 things I’ve learned from being the female breadwinner

Slice TV Logo By Jenny Potter of Slice TV | Slide 1 of 10: Sharing our finances and doing our taxes for the first time made me realize just how much more I made and how much debt my husband had. At the time it was mostly student debt, which highlighted the fact that my financial reality was (and is) totally different than my husband’s. 
This moment made me realize that we needed to start talking honestly about our finances and to put it all on the table. It was hard, but it helped us come up with a budget and worked towards shared financial goals.

We’re honest about how much we make (and our debt)

Sharing our finances and doing our taxes for the first time made me realize just how much more I made and how much debt my husband had. At the time it was mostly student debt, which highlighted the fact that my financial reality was (and is) totally different than my husband’s.

This moment made me realize that we needed to start talking honestly about our finances and to put it all on the table. It was hard, but it helped us come up with a budget and worked towards shared financial goals.

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