The holidays are coming up. You send your boss an email asking to take a few days off for vacation. But what do they say? “Sorry, we have too much going on. We’ll need you here.” Today, I want to help you use your PTO vacation days without any pushback. You’ll even get something at the end of this post that can help you get an extra week or two of paid vacation using the same techniques my students use to get $43,000 raises. But first, let’s look at how you can get your boss to say “Yes” when you ask for leave time. Starting with a word-for-word script you can use when requesting vacation time — even if it’s during a “busy time” for your company. Script: A simple vacation request email Subject: Vacation request (October 2nd through October 6th) Hi Jack, I’d like to request vacation time from Monday, October 2nd, through Friday, October 6th because I’ll be taking a family vacation over those days. While I’m gone, I’ll be reachable by email but not phone. I’ll be making sure that we have coverage in the support queue while I’m gone, and I’ll also be distributing a playbook [...]
I’ve shared my favorite personal banking tips with you in the past.
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Today, we’re going to talk abo [...]
Have you ever met someone who’s told you, “Traveling to experience different foods, sights, cultures, and people? Ew, no.” Me neither.
The point is, the majority of us looooooove to travel, but [...]
Knowing how to ask for a promotion can make you rich
Many of my students and friends who’ve used the techniques I’m going to share have successfully earned raises of $10,000 or more.
But even if a [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
So you’ve crafted a winning resume …
… written an amazing cover letter …
… and you might have gotten a little ahead of yourself and started clearing out your desk.
Your hard work has paid [...]
If you had an extra hour in your day, what would you do with it?
Pick up a new hobby?
Learn a new language?
Find new ways to make money?
What if you had two extra hours, or even three? What would you [...]
Imagine a dozen dominoes lined up in a row. Push the first domino and what happens? They all fall down.
Now take that same dozen and double it. No, triple it. No, wait — add 15,000 dominoes, branch [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The holiday season is usually a time of year that inspires people to be their best self — and “live their best life.” But a trait that’s often undervalued when living a Rich Life is genero [...]
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 [...]
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
“Middle class” is a common term spoken by news pundits, politicians, and that annoying friend of yours who likes to debate politics at dinner parties.
While a lot of people like to bloviate about [...]
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 [...]
I’ve talked about the 401k a few times before.
[cue montage of every single time I scream at you to get a 401k]
That’s only because the 401k is one of the most powerful investment tools at [...]
A good side hustle idea can open the door to unlimited earning potential.
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Insecurity is fascinating.
We hide it.
We beat ourselves up for it.
And to top it off, it seems like we’re the only ones who ever feel it.
And yet: It’s the times we feel most insecure that we g [...]
When it comes to the monthly finances, it probably doesn’t take much before the bank account is on empty after paying bills, not to mention hopefully contributing to retirement account, or having an [...]
The two most common questions I hear about stocks are:
What stock should I buy?
When do I sell?
I’ve covered the first question before (check out my article all about stocks and bonds). That’s w [...]
“Write an interesting story, not a perfect story.” — Drew Houston
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“Things that caused me so much pain and confusion as a kid ended up being really wonderful tools in my work.” — Samin Nosrat
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Today, I’m going to share two strategies I’ve used to get traffic to my websites from extremely high-traffic blogs like Lifehacker and sites like the Wall Street Journal.
These strategies are the [...]
The days after you interview for a job can be stressful.
You’re constantly checking your emails to see if you got the offer.
You’re constantly running over what you did right and wrong during the [...]