When Going from Two Incomes to One

Ed’s Edge – Season 1, Episode 4

For a variety of reasons, there are times when a family is forced to live on one income only. That can happen
when a spouse dies or the parents divorce. It also happens with job loss.

For families with children, sometimes one parent will decide to stay at home to raise the children. And for those who are single, one income has always been a fact of life.

Going from two incomes to one almost always forces a reassessment of wants and needs.

In this episode, Ed and James offer some practical help on how to make the transition to one income. It’s not always easy, but with a modicum of discipline, moving from two incomes to one is possible, while still saving for the future.


Ed’s Food for Thought

Katheryn’s Summer Pasta & Chicken Summer Delight


  • 2 lbs.   Chicken Breast
  • 6oz of Feta Cheese – Crumbled (Garlic & Herb); Ed’s wife uses Athenos
  • 3lbs of Asparagus (2 bunches)
  • ¾ cup of Pine Nuts
  • 8.5 oz  of Sun-Dried Tomatoes with Herbs – Julienne Cut – (Jar with Olive Oil); Ed’s wife uses California Sun Dried Tomatoes
  • 10oz of Cherry Tomatoes
  • 16 oz of Farfalle Pasta
  • Olive oil
  • Spices: Mrs. Dash – Salt & Pepper


  1. Bring water to a boil – cook Farfalle Pasta until al dente – set aside
  2. Pan fry pine nuts in olive oil (1-2 tablespoons) – set aside
  3. Cut cherry tomatoes in half – set aside
  4. Cut asparagus in half – Can cook it two ways:
    1. Salt and pepper and then pan fry it in olive oil (2-3 teaspoons) about 10 mins
    2. Salt and pepper and then oven roast it on 425 in flat cooking pan with olive oil (2-3 teaspoons) for 12-14 minutes
  5. Pound chicken breasts so they are all the same height and can cook for the same amount of time
    1. I sprinkle some Mrs. Dash and salt on each side or the breast
    2. Either pan fry them in olive oil (2-3 teaspoons) or grill them (with cooking spray) – about 8-10 minutes/side depending on the height of the chicken breast
    3. When done cooking them cut them into cubes
  6. In a large cooking pan or bowl combine pasta, chicken, feta cheese, asparagus, pine nuts, cherry tomatoes, and sun-dried tomatoes. Use some or all the olive oil from the sun-dried tomato jar when mixing it up. Use your discretion depending on how dry the mixture is.