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Think Like a Breadwinner: A Wealth-Building Manifesto for Women Who Want to Earn More (and Worry Less)

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A new kind of manifesto for the working woman, with tips on building wealth and finding balance, as well as inspiration for harnessing the freedom and power that comes from a breadwinning mindset.

Women are now their household's main breadwinner in one-in-four households in the UK. And yet, the majority of women still aren't being brought up to think like breadwinners. In fact, they're actually discouraged – by institutional bias and subconscious beliefs – from building their own wealth, pursuing their full earning potential, and providing for themselves and others financially. The result is that women earn less, owe more, and have significantly less money saved and invested for the future than men do. And if women do end up the main breadwinners, they've been conditioned to feel reluctant and unprepared to manage the role.

In Think Like a Breadwinner, financial expert Jennifer Barrett reframes what it really means to be a breadwinner. By dismantling the narrative that women don't – and shouldn't – take full financial responsibility to create the lives they want, she reveals not only the importance of women building their own wealth, but also the freedom and power that comes with it. With concrete practical tools, as well as examples from her own journey, Barrett encourages women to reclaim, rejoice in, and aspire to the role of breadwinner like never before.

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781529053937
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pub Date: 11/05/2021
  • Category: Health & personal development / Personal finance
    Society & social sciences / Feminism & feminist theory
    Economics, finance, business & management / Finance
  • Imprint: Bluebird
  • Pages: 288
  • Price: $34.99

A new kind of manifesto for the working woman, with tips on building wealth and finding balance, as well as inspiration for harnessing the freedom and power that comes from a breadwinning mindset.

Women are now their household's main breadwinner in one-in-four households in the UK. And yet, the majority of women still aren't being brought up to think like breadwinners. In fact, they're actually discouraged – by institutional bias and subconscious beliefs – from building their own wealth, pursuing their full earning potential, and providing for themselves and others financially. The result is that women earn less, owe more, and have significantly less money saved and invested for the future than men do. And if women do end up the main breadwinners, they've been conditioned to feel reluctant and unprepared to manage the role.

In Think Like a Breadwinner, financial expert Jennifer Barrett reframes what it really means to be a breadwinner. By dismantling the narrative that women don't – and shouldn't – take full financial responsibility to create the lives they want, she reveals not only the importance of women building their own wealth, but also the freedom and power that comes with it. With concrete practical tools, as well as examples from her own journey, Barrett encourages women to reclaim, rejoice in, and aspire to the role of breadwinner like never before.

Author Information

Jennifer Barrett is currently the Chief Education Officer at Acorns, a fast-growing financial wellness app with more than 7 million users, and is the founding editor of Grow, a popular money site aimed at millennials and Gen X. She is a contributor for Forbes and LinkedIn, and has written about money for publications such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, Worth, Money, and Newsweek, where she was a staff writer and editor for seven years.