Best Money Tips: Avoid These Mistakes in Salary Negotiations


Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on mistakes to avoid in salary negotiations, how to turn free work into a paying gig, and things you should never flush down the toilet.

Top 5 Articles

Negotiate a Higher Salary By Avoiding These 5 Mistakes — Don't forget about benefits! If you aren't able to get a higher salary, see if you can negotiate for benefits like health insurance, personal time off, and telecommuting options. [MoneyNing]

How to Successfully Transition Free Work Into a Paying Gig — Doing some work for free is necessary to build up your portfolio, but it doesn't pay the bills. [Careful Cents]

22 Things You Should Never Flush Down the Toilet — Don't flush cotton balls and Q-tips. They don't break down and can cause clogging in your pipes. [Saving Advice]

The 7 People You Should Be Talking with About Your Finances — Ask your parents about the family finances, and about their retirement plans. [PT Money]

Watch Out for These 12 Scams Targeting Seniors — Fraudsters often target seniors by pretending to be government agents or grandkids in trouble. [Cheapism]

Other Essential Reading

Learning to Listen With Our Eyes — In a busy day, how often do we use our ears to listen but divert our eyes elsewhere? When we do this with children, it shows them that it's OK to not pay full attention to someone who is talking to us. [Parenting Squad]

6 Best Packing Practices For Business Trips — Avoid fabrics that wrinkle easily. Instead, go for poly-cotton blends. [PopSugar Smart Living]

What's behind the FDA ban on trans fats? — The FDA recently announced that companies will have 3 years to remove artificial trans fats from their products. [The Monitor]

5 Smart Credit Tips for Recent College Grads — Make sure you pay your bills on time. It's one of the easiest ways to build your credit your credit. [Credit Sesame]

Why Education is Your Best Weapon in the Money Making Game — Having a degree is not the same thing as having an education. You can gain knowledge by doing online courses, experimenting, and using every opportunity to learn. [The Money Principle]

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