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Improve Revenue, You Win

It might seem like there’s a secret formula to getting a raise in tough times—but it’s actually quite simple. We talked to three managers, and they all agreed: improve your company’s bottom line. Here’s how: Save the company money. Make your...

How to Ask for a Raise...And Get It!

Consider walking into your boss’s office to ask for a raise, and feeling calm and grounded and ready to earn more—not keyed-up, insecure, and ready to hear “no.”You can do it, says negotiating expert Lisa Gates, co-founder of She Negotiates, but...

Our Main Movie Motivators

We can all use kick-butt inspiration when it comes to our careers—and sometimes Hollywood comes through. Five of our fave movies featuring high-powered women characters: Baby Boom—Her no-nonsense ways made J.C. Wiatt (Diane Keaton) a success in...

My Action Plan for Joanne

Within minutes of talking to Joanne, my advisee for the Money Fix, I knew that if she wanted to be a high earner, she needed to start thinking and talking like one. Otherwise, no matter how many resumes she sent or interviews she scheduled, she’d...

How Flex Should You Be in Your Job Hunt?

Hunting for work in today’s skeletal job market can be frustrating—depressing or even demoralizing. You’d be willing to do anything to get a job. Or would you? A recent Rutgers survey shows that many unemployed people are uncertain about how much...

An Underearner Tells a New Story

Hi. My name is Joanne and I’m an underearner. You know, someone who “earns less than her potential despite her need or desire to do otherwise” (to quote my wonderful Money Fix mentor Barbara Stanny from her book, Overcoming Underearning). It...

How I Nailed a Raise in a Wage Freeze

A year ago, I was offered the job of social media editor for my city’s newspaper. It was a significant promotion, but the raise was meager. I was making $32,500. I deserved more, but recent cutbacks and a long-standing wage freeze made me scared...

Act Like a Man—Sometimes

Moving up the corporate ladder isn’t just a matter of rockin’ the spreadsheets. A new study finds that if you want to climb the rungs, you have to act like a man... but not all the time. Researchers at Stanford studied 132 business-school grads...

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