Negotiating: Asking for what you deserve

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You stick to your monthly budget, save a good chunk of your paycheck and never spend beyond your means. But spending wisely can only do so much for your finances, and it’s much less fun than something else you can do to quickly improve your financial situation: boost your income.

Even if you love your job, or are just grateful to have one, it’s always worth it to discuss a salary increase. But according to a 2012 survey from LinkedIn, only 26 percent of women feel confident about negotiating. We’ve got the answers to 10 common questions you might have about navigating this conversation.

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