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Tips for Negotiating Your First Salary

Congratulations, you did it! You walked across the stage, got your diploma, and waded the treacherous waters of meddlesome job questions from friends, family, former professors, and even your pet iguana, Izzy. Now you’ve done what once seemed impossible: You’ve landed a job offer!

When landing your dream job—or any job—it’s easy to run straight to the champagne aisle. But before you pop the bottle and buy yourself sensible slacks, you’ll want to think about your salary.

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Highest Paying Jobs Out of College

The term “entry-level job” might bring to mind dingy cubicles, fetching coffee, long hours, or a small paycheck. However, depending on your degree and qualifications, this may not be the case.

With the right diploma and experience, as well as a stellar job search and interview, you could catch one of these coveted roles. A promising role right out the gate could mean financial stability, and paying off those pesky student loans sooner.

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Making Money by Blogging

Interested in traveling? Skin care and beauty? The latest tech? Sports? Today, the internet is king and if you’re looking for ideas for your upcoming trip, or even just a recipe for a quick dinner, there’s probably a blog out there ready with the answer.

The life of a blogger can seem pretty exciting. As a blogger, you have a space you can customize and use however you see fit. Want to devote your blog to crafts? Go for it. Use your blog to share tutorials, ideas, and your latest projects. The options are limitless.

And blogging doesn’t need to be a full-time job. For some, blogging can be a fun side hustle that allows them to share their ideas after the regular workday is done. With some time and effort, your blogging hobby could turn into a money-making venture.

Here are a few ideas for how to start a blog and make money.

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Ready to Join the Gig Economy? Here’s Where You Can Start

You’ve likely heard a lot of buzz about how the gig economy is disrupting the job market in the US. Perhaps you’re ready to join the legions of Americans working at home in their PJs or starting a little side hustle to earn extra cash. Here’s a look at what the gig economy is and tips for staying financially successful if you join it.

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7 Ways to Get Your Career Right as an Adult

Being an adult is a state of mind. It doesn’t matter whether you know how to roast a chicken or how many towels to buy, as long as you know where to go to find the answers. (Hint: the internet is always a great place to start.)

Ready to join the ranks of competent, bill-paying adults but not sure how to do it? Part of adulting is learning as you go along, so congrats on taking the first steps in taking care of your own business. One place to start—your career. What’s more adult than holding down a job and positively thriving while doing it?

According to a Deloitte study, the average American with a full-time job spent just over nine hours a day at work or on work-related activities. When you consider a person’s career, that’s a lot of time spent at the office, so you might as well enjoy it.

In addition to spending the bulk of your waking hours at work, it’s also likely your main source of money and can have all kinds of other implications for your lifestyle now and in the future. So, taking the time to find a rewarding career can pay off in the long run.

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