How to Make More Money at Work: Negotiate a Raise, Vacation, Overtime, and Promotions

How to Make More Money at Work: Negotiate a Raise, Vacation, Overtime, and Promotions

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May is make more money month at Women's Money. The first post in the series, Decide How You'll Make More Money, is a must read before this post. About This Week's Action If you completed the analysis of your current income as part of last week's post, you most likely found that most (or possibly all) of your income comes from your current job. Based on the premise that when you have success in an area, you should do more of that, this week's action is to make more money at your current job (before you go looking to make money on the side). Why Make More Money at Your Work It's The Fastest Way to Earn More If you currently have no other streams of income, you'll find that…
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Decide How You’ll Make More Money

Decide How You’ll Make More Money

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May is make more money month at Women's Money. Think of it as Make More Money May.  If you're new to this site you'd probably expect 20 posts about different ways to make month money this month. But WM is not about content overload -- it's about taking action. So, there will only be 4 posts about making more money, but I promise they will be filled with killer content that will actually lead to increased income for you. So, without further delay here's how to decide how to make more money. About This Week's Action In depth preparation is at least 80% of making more money. Most people can't just wake up and know exactly how they'll increase their wealth on any given day other than through their regular…
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Discover More Time: Find An Hour Each Day

Discover More Time: Find An Hour Each Day

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About This Week's Action: Find an Hour a Day "If you're lucky, at some point in your life you will reach a tipping point where you have more money than time. But most people have more time than money." A very wise person once told me this. Compared to his life it probably seemed like I have a ton of time. But I rarely feel this way. And you probably don't either. Most of us feel we have no free time - be it to relax or work on extra projects. But the reality is that I do have a lot of "wasted" time each day. And you probably do too. So, this week's action is to find an extra hour each day. (If you're asking "why an hour and…
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Make a Home Inventory Video for Insurance

Make a Home Inventory Video for Insurance

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We protect our stuff from theft, fire, tornadoes, and more by buying insurance. But, do you actually have the evidence you need to make a claim if something did happen to your stuff? What if everything you owned burned down in a fire? How would you prove to the insurance company the contents of your house or apartment? If you're like most people you have very little proof of the ownership of your things. So, this week's task is to conduct a home inventory for insurance. I recommend taking a video as this is the easiest thing to do. Why Should You Conduct a Home Inventory for Insurance It's Easy Conducting a home inventory by making a video is an extremely simple task. If you have a smartphone or a…
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Ukraine Crisis: What Lens Are You Seeing Through?

Ukraine Crisis: What Lens Are You Seeing Through?

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As a reader of a personal finance site, you may be expecting to find another post about how Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is going to affect your stock portfolio. After all, that’s what many personal finance writers have been writing about this week. But I’m going to ask you to think about the lens you currently bring to the situation and then change it. There are many different ways to think about what is going on in Ukraine or any crisis. In my experience, in any crisis or emergency situation – whether it is a natural disaster, emergency, global or local situation – when something goes wrong, we have a particular lens through which we view the event. In a Crisis, Change Your Lens Here are some of the perspectives…
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Continuous Glucose Monitors: Review of January.ai for Non-Diabetics

Continuous Glucose Monitors: Review of January.ai for Non-Diabetics

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Our genes don’t define us, but they can certainly shape us. While some of our genes are phenomenal, others may hold us back, causing us to work harder than not fall into a ditch that our bodies are more coded for. For me, one of those areas in my health is diabetes. Even for the fittest of my family members, my family history related to diabetes is abysmal.  In addition, I am a sugar addict. While I eat relatively healthy otherwise, I absolutely love, crave, and cope using sugar.  Due to my family history, I have been increasingly curious about continuous glucose monitors (CGMs). Somehow, I started receiving ads on Facebook related to various continuous glucose monitor programs. Of course, this led me to be even more curious. Recently, I…
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Cheap Peloton Setup: My Personal Peloton Alternative

Cheap Peloton Setup: My Personal Peloton Alternative

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For those who don’t know, I’m a huge Peloton fan. Before I got hooked, I had been to exactly one spin class in my life. It was miserable, and I vowed never to try spinning again.   Everything changed when I stayed at a hotel in New York for a week. It was raining a lot that week, so my ambitious plans for running in Central Park before work got thrown out the window. Fortunately, the hotel had a Peloton bike. I fell in love. When I used the hotel bike, the membership I got lasted about three months. During this time, I used the app for free at home and on spin bikes at my gym. At that point, I had my favorite instructors and signed up for the digital…
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6 Tips to Avoid Falling Back Into Pre-COVID Habits

6 Tips to Avoid Falling Back Into Pre-COVID Habits

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Now that I’m fully vaccinated, I’ve started doing a few “normal” activities again. I have eaten inside at a restaurant, perused the shelves at the store without worrying about who is within six feet of me, and meandered around a shopping mall. Our offices are still working remotely, but I’ve gone in a few times without fear of contracting COVID.  It has been surprising how “normal” embracing some of these pre-COVID habits has been. I hadn't eaten inside a restaurant for well over a year, and yet it felt like I could have been there last week. It has shown me how easy it will be to fall back into old habits.  Before we rush back into our old habits, it’s worth asking the questions What habits have we fallen into…
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Naming Your Money Fears

Naming Your Money Fears

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What are your biggest money fears? What are the top three things you worry about most when it comes to money? Is it that your spouse will find out that you secretly love to buy X? Or that your friends will find out that while you live a lavish lifestyle, you actually won’t be able to retire because you have no savings? Is it that you will have to work in a job you hate for the rest of your life just to keep up with the Jones’? Do you worry that you won’t be able to afford your house if you or your spouse loses a job? Do you fear having to sell something that you really enjoy (a boat, a car, or a prized antique)? Is it that…
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9 Best Tips To Survive the Rest of COVID Winter with Kids

9 Best Tips To Survive the Rest of COVID Winter with Kids

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I don’t know about you, but not only are COVID times growing interminable, but winter during COVID is feeling like a never-ending polar vortex.  But, we will all get through it, and even if it will still be COVID times, at least it will be spring soon.  Until then, here are my best tips to surviving the rest of COVID winter. 1. Return to the Outdoors In October, it snowed where we live. My kids were elated - we even overnighted new sleds since the old ones had broken and there weren’t yet any in local stores. Now when it snows, my children barely lift an eyebrow. I had bought us all ski goggles, so we could still get outside even when temperatures dropped below zero. That was optimistic. Instead, we have become…
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