How to Save $5,000 in 3 Months [Chart Included]

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Emergencies, down payments, and unexpected market trends – there have been many times I’ve wished I had more money in the bank.  Unfortunately, around 21% of Americans aren’t saving any money at all, according to a report published by CNBC. Not only does this compromise financial goals, but it also leads to unwanted stress.  Luckily …

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How to Save $10K in a Year

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Did you know: according to a recent survey, nearly 43% of Americans have less than $1,000 in savings? It’s a staggering statistic, but it doesn’t have to be your reality.  If you’re looking to build a solid financial cushion, save for a down payment on a home – or even go on a dream vacation …

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How to Write a Salary Negotiation Email

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According to a recent study by HRD America, 55% of employees in the United States do not negotiate their salaries – leaving money on the table and potentially hindering their long-term earning potential.  The fear of being perceived as greedy or damaging their relationship with their employer often holds people back from advocating for themselves …

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How to Turn $10k Into $100k

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According to a study published by CNBC, people’s well-being rises with the amount of money they make. But what if you’ve reached the upper limit with your salary and you’re still looking for more? What if you want to increase your $10k savings tenfold?  In this article, I’ll share with you the best investment options …

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How to Save $5000 in 6 Months

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While many people save money to buy their dream house or pay off their debt, only a few seek to prevent financial stress amidst life uncertainties by setting up a rainy day fund. Whether you’re from the former group or the latter, one thing is certain, saving money is always challenging.  Life often finds ways …

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How to Double $10K Quickly

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It’s not uncommon for financial concerns to weigh on people’s minds, and a recent study by Capital One reinforces just how prevalent these worries are.  The study found that over three in four (77%) Americans are worried about their finances and the lack of savings in their bank accounts.  This can be attributed to a …

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How to Save $20,000 in a Year [Chart Included]

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I know that saving money can sometimes feel like fighting an uphill battle against soaring living costs, inflation, and life’s uncertainties. Maybe that’s why 2 out of 3 Americans are dipping into their savings and struggling to build any at all. But it doesn’t have to be that way! In this post, I’ll show you …

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What to Put for Desired Salary

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In an ideal world, you’d get your desired salary without asking for it. But – in reality – that doesn’t always happen. In fact, when you’re filling out a job application, one of the trickiest questions to answer is what to put for a desired salary. It’s not always easy to know exactly how much …

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How to Ask About Salary in an Interview

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According to a survey by Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM), 70% of professionals want salary to be the first message they hear from the recruiter, and 59% of candidates believe salary is the leading factor contributing to a feeling of having a fulfilling career. Yet, for many job seekers, addressing the subject of salary in …

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How to Negotiate Your Salary

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Although a few things are non-negotiable – like the soaring inflation rates and taxes – your salary package is, gladly, not among them. However, it is natural to feel uncomfortable negotiating salary once your job search ends and you have the offer you’ve been eagerly waiting for. Perhaps this explains why 59% of US employees …

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