I actual came here to see what other people think about a wife working after the children have been raised and off to college or them starting their own careers? I would really like my wife to change from a low paying part time job she has been doing for last 20 years to a full time job with benefits. Will a) allow me to get out of my 60 hour per week miserable job and take a pay cut for something a lot less stressful / have some resemblance of a balanced life to enjoy. b) protect against potential layoffs/out of work/no insurance coverage etc/ d) less risks of losing the house e) increase retirement budget thoughts?Since I had to retire early, I am very glad my wife is working and even advancing. We'd have no insurance without her. That wasn't my plan but things happen. We also don't have children. A working wife doesn't have to be seen as a threat. She wants a job and wants responsibility. I am proud of her. She doesn't complain, steady as a rock.