How Women Can Negotiate A Higher Salary

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By now, it’s no secret that women earn less than men. There is still such a thing as a wage gap. However, did you know that one of the most common reasons for women earning less than men is that women are less likely to negotiate their salaries or ask for raises? While there is nothing wrong with getting “your foot in the door”, there is much to be said about being paid what you’re worth, and how to get to that point. So here are 4 ways women can negotiate a higher salary.

How Women Can Negotiate a Higher Salary

This post has been written by our amazing staff writer, Kimberly Studdard.

1) Don’t Be Afraid of Rejection

One way women can negotiate a higher salary is to not be afraid of rejection. You may not always get a raise or your requested salary on the first try, especially . . . → Read More: How Women Can Negotiate A Higher Salary

Short Selling and Its Restrictions

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Short selling has been a popular trading strategy for years, dating back to the early 1900s. There were no restrictions on short selling at one point. Regardless of the status of the stock that is selling, traders were able to short sell. Recently, in order to regulate the market and keep this practice from affecting the market in a negative manner, restrictions are in place.

Overall, short selling is a perfectly legitimate trading strategy. It can yield large profits if you know what you are getting into. While many may have heard of this trading tactic, most do not actually understand exactly what it means to short sell or how to use it to their advantage. By having an understanding as to what exactly short selling is and how it has helped many people make money, you can decide whether or not it is a good opportunity for you.

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Guest Post: I Started a Website…And I’m Freaking Loving It

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About 15 years ago, my friend Ryan asked me if he should consider dating Jessica – a girl from his church that was quite a bit younger than him. After hearing all the good he had to say about her, I told him to go for it…and he did.

Sadly, I moved away soon after and Ryan (and Jessica) and I lost touch. You know how it goes, life just happens and suddenly a decade and a half flies by… But since then, Ryan and Jessica married (I guess the photo kind of gave that away, huh? ;)), had three kids, and had a whole lot of hills and valleys in their relationship along the way. The refreshing thing about them is, they don’t hide it. They’re genuine. If they’re struggling, they’ll talk about it together and they’ll even share their struggles with others.

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7 Reasons Why You Should Have Multiple Streams Of Income

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Did you know that 4 in 10 Americans have a side hustle or extra source of income? That means that one of your family members, a friend, or a colleague could be working a second job or freelancing online. Or maybe the side hustler is you! Creating multiple streams of income is becoming popular among many Americans, and for good reason. Here are 7 reasons why you should have multiple streams of income if you don’t yet.

7 Reasons Why You Should Have Multiple Streams of Income

This post was written by our staff writer, Kimberly Studdard.

1) Provides A Safety Net

First, multiple streams of income provide a safety net for you. If you only work a 9-to-5, you are dependent on that income alone. So what happens if you become ill? What do you do if you get laid off or fired? How will you bounce back from . . . → Read More: 7 Reasons Why You Should Have Multiple Streams Of Income

Visualization: Daydreaming Your Way to Success

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I’ve been to quite a few seminars on success. I purchased the eBooks, watched the videos and joined the webinars too. One thing that always struck me is the word “visualization.” It seemed that so many success coaches were talking about the idea of visualizing your way to success. But what is visualization? Isn’t that just a glorified way of saying daydreaming? How does daydreaming lead to success?

Visualization: Daydreaming Your Way to Success

I was baffled by the concept that if you think it, you can do it. However, I had a turning point in my life after learning about Russell Ruffino. Like many, Russ Ruffino talked quite a bit about visualizing your way to success. He also went into detail about how it leads to success, and after applying his teachings, I’m becoming more successful myself.

What’s Wrong With How Most Visualize Success

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How to Make Money With Passive Income

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Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to make money without constantly having to work for it? You can make money with passive income. Passive income is the return you receive from an initial investment. It’s a great way to supplement your cash flow for an early retirement.

How to Make Money With Passive Income

Want to know how you can get into the passive income game? Thankfully, there are quite a few effective ways to do it. Check out the ideas below and choose the one that makes the most sense for you!

1) Trading Stocks

Stock trading is one of the most popular avenues to make money with passive income. If you’re a beginner and wondering how to make money from trading stocks, it’s not too difficult. Once you’ve researched the companies you would like to invest in, you can do as much or as little as you . . . → Read More: How to Make Money With Passive Income

4 Costly Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a Business

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Are you ready to start a new business? Opening a business can be a very exciting time in your life. It can provide you with the financial freedom you have been seeking and allow you to be your own boss. However, beginning a new business can have its downfalls as well, especially if you make mistakes early on.

Related: 14 Cheap Business Ideas You Can Start Today

4 Costly Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a Business

Take note of these costly mistakes that you should avoid as they may hinder the successful operation of your business.

Diving in Head First

It’s important to remember to take your time in starting a new enterprise. As exciting as the prospect of beginning your own business can be, biting off more than you can chew can be detrimental to its success. Create a realistic plan and begin checking off the necessary steps in . . . → Read More: 4 Costly Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a Business

Why (and How) Every Family Should Learn to Live on One Income

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Money is an important part of our lives because of the opportunities and possibilities that it presents. Learning to live on one income can have a huge impact on you and your family – more so than many will ever realize.

Reduced stress, more flexibility, better use of your money, and possibly even early retirement!

…These are all potential benefits when you learn to live on one income.

In today’s society most families live on two incomes. However, there are significant benefits to reducing your dependency to just one of those incomes. This article isn’t about why your family should give up one income, instead, this article is about living expenses and flexibility. Regardless of whether your family is a one-income or two-income family, using only one of the incomes to cover living expenses can be a great move.

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6 Reasons Why We’ll Never Flip Another House

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Just two months ago, my wife and I made a $27,400 profit from a flip house. Then we vowed to never flip another house again in our lives…

6 Reasons Why We’ll Never Flip Another House

Okay, sure, it was fun to make the house purchase, fix everything up with our bare hands, sell the property, and then put a huge lump of cash in the bank…but those were about the only positives. Plenty of other negatives came along for the ride, which is why we feel as strongly as we do to never flip another house.

1) Time Away From Family

When we took on this house flip, I made a promise to myself that I wouldn’t let this work take over my life and take me away from my family. Overall, I thought I did a pretty good job.

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How to Earn Money While Traveling the World

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If you search the topic “digital nomad” on Google Trends, you’ll notice that interest has consistently increased since 2004. In other words, as technology has become cheaper, more advanced, and readily available, there are a growing number of people who are starting to ask themselves “how can I use technology to earn money while traveling the world?” (ie. escape from the daily 9-5 grind).

Because, in a nutshell, that’s what the digital nomad movement is all about…

How to Earn Money While Traveling the World

This is a guest post written by Peter Koch from SellerAtHeart.com.

Digital nomads are proponents of distancing themselves from living the ‘rat race’ life while remaining completely location independent. By using technology to work abroad, digital nomads are able to earn money while traveling the world.

If you’ve ever day-dreamt about traveling the world while making a living by working online, this is the . . . → Read More: How to Earn Money While Traveling the World