How was your week? On Memorial Day I finished putting together How to Win at Money in Your 20s to help you live by your personal money priorities. I then spent the rest of the week on a West Coast road trip! Santa Monica pier + Big Sur hiking + farm-to-table dinner in Oakland = winning. #selfemployed
This week’s short $$$ reads:
I love these voyeuristic “Money Diaries” that track the writer’s spending for a week. This recent one is by a woman who earns $40,000 working as a translator in Rome.
In negotiations, salary may not be always be on the table. Besides money, here are twelve alternatives to ask for.
A thought-provoking Q&A: When Your Boss Thinks You’re “Sweet,” But You Want to Be CEO.
Awesome advice about how and when to work for free:
Don’t ask to negotiate — assume. Graciously give the person the benefit of the doubt that of course they intended some reciprocal benefit. It’s so nice of you to save the person from the huge social blunder of looking like they’re trying to exploit you.
Emma spends more on coffee than clothes: 4 Lessons I’ve Learnt From Tracking My Spending.