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Best-selling author, time management expert, and work life balance specialist Susan Sly outlines the benefits and pitfalls of women becoming the primary income earner of the family.

Scottsdale, AZ. — June 14, 2016 — Best-selling author, speaker, and entrepreneur Susan Sly recently published a new article, “Will Retiring Your Spouse Help Work-Life Balance? 5 Things to Consider.” In the article, Susan provides a firsthand perspective on the challenges that can occur when the  successful career of one spouse allows for the other to leave the corporate world and provides advice for others considering the same.

According to Susan, “four out of ten American households have a woman as either the sole or primary income earner, according to a study conducted by Pew Research. Some of these households, approximately twenty-five percent, are run by single mothers.

Nonetheless, that leaves a healthy fifteen percent of homes with a woman at the income helm. For some, this may feel liberating and perhaps garner an, ‘it’s about time.’ For others, it creates a new role reversal with undertones of stress, as we attempt to navigate areas that our parents were not as likely to experience.”

Susan continues, “In our life, my husband eventually came to a place whereby he assumed the role of CFO of our companies, liaised with the numerous lawyers and accountants, and although perhaps this is not his passion, it is his area of conscious competency. He wasn’t ready to embrace the world of entrepreneurship; he likes certainty and low-risk. I, on the other hand, only know this life – growing up in a family business and starting my own business at the age of eleven. Although I like a degree of certainty, I am fully aware that running businesses comes with levels of exposure to variables that are anything but certain. Today, almost seventeen years into our relationship, we are finding our stride.”

The entire article can be found here:

About Susan Sly:

Susan Sly is an author, speaker, work life balance expert, and leader among women entrepreneurs. She has been featured on Lifetime Television, The CBN, ABC Family, The Morning Show in Australia and in the fall of 2015 will appear on CNN, Fox and CNBC. She is the author of several top self help books including the highly acclaimed book about women having it all – The Have It All Woman and Organize Your Life. She has co-authored the best selling book – Soul II Success with NY Times Best-Selling Author of Chicken Soup for the Soul – Jack Canfield and is working on another book collaboration featuring Sir. Richard Branson. Susan has also been featured alongside Rich Dad Poor Dad Author, Robert Kiyosaki, in the movie – Rise of the Entrepreneur and in Sharon Lechter’s Book – Think and Grow Rich for Women.  

Susan is a passionate philanthropist, working with World Vision Cambodia on a special project liberating girls from trafficking. She’s had other strategic collaborations with the UNHCR, Make-A-Wish and Sistering in Toronto. Susan’s projects have focused on the welfare of women & children. Most importantly Susan is a mother of five children and loving partner to her husband, Chris. She truly believes with a positive mental attitude we can have it all.



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