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10 Things I’ve Learned from Being the Female Breadwinner

What’s it really like to make more money than your husband? It’s great — and it’s complicated. Any time you flip gender roles on their head, people will give you side eye and wonder what’s really going on. I may not be the norm, but like me, more and more Canadian women are out-earning their partners, and navigating what it’s like to bring home the bacon.

Even in the best relationships, money can be awkward and emotional. Deciding who pays for what, how much you save, where to go on vacation is underlined with what you can afford and who is paying for it. I’ve had to check my privilege and have difficult convos (OK, fights) about money more than a few times. Here’s what I’ve learned along the way as the female breadwinner.



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