You deserve to get paid a fair (and hopefully high) wage for the work that you do. As a former HR professional, I’ve often been on the employer side of salary negotiations. Here’s what I’ve learned about successful salary negotiation.
When we first learned about financial independence, we started to analyze our spending. One of the first things that we realized was that we spent way too much on groceries. While I was doing research into Community Support Agriculture (CSAs), I stumbled across ugly produce delivery services, and found two companies in our area to test out. Here’s what I discovered.
A lot of us have been working from home for the past year due to COVID. Many people have absolutely loved working from home. Others haven’t enjoyed it quite so much. Here’s what I learned about working from home that I’ve applied to my life as a new entrepreneur.
There are so many different “flavors” of FIRE (Financial Independence and/or Retire Early) that it can be hard to keep track. But, I actually love that there are so many different approaches to pursuing FI. Why? Because I know that one singular path won’t resonate with everyone.
In this Slow FI interview, Mel, from Modest Millionaires, shares how she is taking a 1-year sabbatical to test out her Coast FI plan. She will work part-time on her business while having plenty of time to spend with her family. If things go as planned, she may never need to return to the traditional workforce.
There are so many amazing benefits that you receive when you embed yourself into a community of support. When surrounded by a community of support, you will achieve more than you ever thought possible.
Savings rate has been one of the most influential financial concepts for us. In the past 5 years, we’ve more than doubled our savings rate. This has given us more freedom and confidence as we shift our long-term plans.
When the pandemic is over, what will the “new normal” look like? Will your employer require you to go back into the office five days/week? You may be in a position where you want to negotiate to keep the flexibility you currently have. Or, you may be looking for an even more flexible work structure. In this post, I’ll share 3 ways that you can achieve progressively more freedom and flexibility in your career.
When tragedy struck Laura’s family in 2017, she decided that she’d never take another 3-day bereavement leave ever again. A few months later, she quit her job and started freelancing. This lifestyle has provided her the flexibility to fit work into her life and focus on what matters most.