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Northern Expressions: Manage Your Lifestyle

You can't outearn dumb spending

Happy Friday, friends. Today’s Northern Expression comes from the one and only J.D. Roth. If you haven’t read it yet, go check out the¬†awesome (and free!) The Money Boss Manual. Simple advice, but so wise and true.¬†As you celebrate your holiday weekend (Labor Day for our overseas visitors), just ask yourself what makes you truly happy. These questions might help. Life is meant to be enjoyed, but you have to find balance with your current self and your future self.

Plan updates coming Monday, so get excited! I look forward to checking in with you after the weekend to tell you all about our exciting month. Until then, go and be joyful!

Love, Maggie

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The Story of My 33% Raise

This past week and a half, I have been traveling with my family. I work part-time as a remote behavioral economics researcher. Once a year, I actually work in the office for a few days to remind people I exist, do a presentation on stuff I’ve been working on, and spend some face-to-face time with co-workers. We turn it into a big family vacation at the hotel with the pool and made-to-order breakfast and we all have a great time (minus the days I actually have to work in an office!). This year, thanks to a boost of confidence from my amazing brother-in-law’s advice on getting a raise, I decided this was my year to get a raise!

What to Say to Earn a Raise

I was chatting with my brother-in-law last week. He just earned himself a nice promotion that is several steps above his current job and arguably above his current credentials (because he’s awesome like that). I asked him how he made that happen. He said: “You can’t ask for a raise or promotion. You have to set yourself up for one so they have no choice.” Of course, I inquired a bit more. Mr. T and I are not good at things like getting ourselves raises. We want to just be given them (ha! amiright?). So this whole concept intrigued me. Here is what he told me:

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