According to a Careerbuilder survey, a whopping 56% of workers have never asked for a raise, and women are less likely to ask than men. An analysis by Salary.com found that failing to negotiate could potentially cost you more than a million dollars over the course of your career. But, how do you ask for a pay raise? There are a couple of techniques that you can use to learn how to ask for a pay raise. Although unemployment rates are currently at their lowest levels since before 9/11, a major problem for many … [Read more...] about How to Ask for a Pay Raise Without Getting Fired
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According to Mother Jones, the median income for Millennials has decreased by 10% since 2000 while average home prices have increased significantly from where they were in 2000. This massive gap is caused by a combination of stagnant (or even deflated) wages and a housing market roaring back to life after the 2008 era crash. It is often preventing many people under 35 from being able to purchase their own homes. Student loan debt isn't helping either. But, should you consider saving for a down payment and buying a house with student … [Read more...] about Can You Save for a Mortgage Down Payment With Student Loan Debt?
Note - This blog post may contain links to affiliates. I earn a small commission if you choose to sign up for some of the services described below. I’ve been blogging for over 12 years now. I often joke that I’ve lived the blogger’s dream. I have had other blogs before Money Q&A, and I sold them. In all honesty, I love writing. I love writing about personal finance, retirement planning, and investing. I don’t always love the behind the scenes aspect of blogging like search engine optimization (SEO), managing affiliates, and the … [Read more...] about My First Blog Income Report – September 2019 ($3,811)