5 factors that helped these readers successfully boost their salary over $5,000

5 factors that helped these readers successfully boost their salary over $5,000

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5 factors that helped these readers successfully boost their salary over $5,000
There’s a lot at stake when you walk through your boss’s door to start the “talk.” You know the one: negotiating more money. That single conversation is too important for you to just blindly walk in and hope that it all works out. That’s like blindfolding yourself and then trying to shoot a free throw … with Shaquille O’Neal standing in front of you — likely not gonna happen! But do it right, and a successful negotiation of, say, $5,000 on top of your salary can add up to an extra $68,000 over 10 years. Talk about a Big Win. There are a ton of resources here at IWT (like here, here, and oh, here) to give you the best chance of success at getting paid what you deserve in your current or new job, including an Ultimate Guide on Getting a Raise and Boosting Your Salary. And usually we emphasize that the number-one mistake you can make when negotiating more money is that… …YOU NEVER ASK IN THE FIRST PLACE! Maybe you just accept the first offer that gets thrown at you because you’re afraid the opportunity will slip away… Or you simply sit there and pray that your [...]
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How to make a million dollars (with advice from actual millionaires)

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How to make a million dollars (with advice from actual millionaires)
We spoke with two millionaires who were able to earn their money through a powerful combination of two things: Investing and saving Earning more money through side hustles And we’ll show you exact [...]
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What to do if you win the lottery

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What to do if you win the lottery
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7 best income generating assets to invest in today

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7 best income generating assets to invest in today
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How to ask for vacation days (Word-for-word email script)

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How to ask for vacation days (Word-for-word email script)
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Best credit cards for 2019
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My boss went on a dream six-week vacation, and these are 5 things I now consider for my future travels

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My boss went on a dream six-week vacation, and these are 5 things I now consider for my future travels
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How to set goals and achieve them with the RIGHT reward
Chocolate can help you lose weight. No, seriously. It can. Or at least that’s what Charles Duhigg, habit expert and author of The Power of Habit, says: “Although it seems like very dissimilar rew [...]
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4 toughest interview questions you need to prepare for
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7 ways to buy back your time
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3 powerful habits you need to jumpstart the new year

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3 powerful habits you need to jumpstart the new year
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19% of resolution-setters don’t even know if they reached their goal last year
I don’t do New Year’s resolutions. When planning out goals, I focus on “themes” a lot more, since they let me look at the year ahead with a broad lens. Once I know what my theme is for the yea [...]
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159 It’s All About Mind Over Matter in 2019 with Rod Khleif

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159 It’s All About Mind Over Matter in 2019 with Rod Khleif
It's All About Mind Over Matter in 2019 with Rod Khleif   Rod Khlief is a man that needs little to no introduction, he is the host of the #1 Real Estate Podcast “Lifetime Cashflow Through Real Esta [...]
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How to give advice that people actually take

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How to give advice that people actually take
If you want to learn how to give advice that people actually listen to, there are two things you can do: Empathize with the person — and not act like an emotionless robot. Find people who want to l [...]
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4 easy money fixes to do before New Year’s

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Ah, the new year. A time for parties, champagne, and questionable decisions made because of the aforementioned parties and champagne. Before you say goodbye to 2018, there are four things you can do t [...]
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Inverted yield curve: How it predicts financial disaster

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Inverted yield curve: How it predicts financial disaster
The inverted yield curve is a graph that shows that younger treasury bond yields are yielding more interest than older ones. And it’s TERRIFYING for financial pundits all over the world. It’s a g [...]
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Don’t be broke: 5 wealth mindsets for a Rich Life

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Don’t be broke: 5 wealth mindsets for a Rich Life
If you’re broke, things that people consider minor purchases can be a massive undertaking for you: Going out for meals and to bars Paying utility bills or rent Filling up your car with gas Heading [...]
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What is middle class?

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What is middle class?
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How much to tip for 17 situations (according to IWT readers)

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How much to tip for 17 situations (according to IWT readers)
Every article on tipping always follows the same formula. Step 1: Someone writes about tipping. Step 2: A commenter says, “Omg, that’s so ridiculous! We shouldn’t have to tip. WE should pay [...]
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How to borrow from your 401k — with 3 alternatives

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How to borrow from your 401k — with 3 alternatives
A 401k is one of the most powerful investment vehicles for retirement — and it’s IWT’s favorite thing ever for several reasons: Pre-tax investments. You don’t get taxed on the money you cont [...]
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How much should I have in my 401k?

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How much should I have in my 401k?
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A good side hustle idea can open the door to unlimited earning potential. My team and I have spent more than a decade building money-making systems that have earned my students $1,000 and more on the [...]
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Why Do Banks Sell Their Notes?

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Why Do Banks Sell Their Notes?
Paige Panzarello specializes in buying non-performing notes at a steep discount from a bank and turning those notes into a profit.  Many ask her, “Why Do Banks Sell Their Notes?” The primary re [...]
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When to sell stock: 3 reasons to sell

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When to sell stock: 3 reasons to sell
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Drew Houston — The Billionaire Founder of Dropbox (#334)

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Drew Houston — The Billionaire Founder of Dropbox (#334)
“Write an interesting story, not a perfect story.” — Drew Houston Drew Houston (@DrewHouston) is co-founder and CEO of Dropbox. Since founding the company in 2007 with Arash Ferdowsi, Dr [...]
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Samin Nosrat — Master Creative, Master Teacher (#339)
Photo by Adam Rose “Things that caused me so much pain and confusion as a kid ended up being really wonderful tools in my work.” — Samin Nosrat Samin Nosrat (@ciaosamin) is a writer, che [...]
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How to get traffic on your blog (in just 2 steps)
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SPI 221: An Unknown Way to Boost Sales and Increase the Size of Your List—Back with an SPI Student
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I made over $35k profit selling one of my turnkey properties in a C class neighborhood

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I made over $35k profit selling one of my turnkey properties in a C class neighborhood
Three and half years ago I stepped up my real estate investing game when I started buying properties out-of-state.  I was living in Austin, TX at the time where the market was so hot and the cash flo [...]
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