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Salary Negotiation & Early Retirement | Financial Mechanic | Ep 454

In this episode: salary negotiation, knowing your worth, doing your own research, anchoring, and facing job offers.

We often talk about the importance of shifting out of a scarcity mindset towards an abundant one, and this can mean leaving a job for a new one, or even asking for a higher wage. But how do you overcome the guilty feelings that can arise when wanting to level up? This week we are re-joined by the Financial Mechanic to discuss the art and steps to successful salary negotiating, from doing your research to collaboratively working with hiring managers and learning to handle the discomfort and self-doubt that can come when asking for more. While negotiating can make you feel uncomfortable or even intimidated, it’s important to remind yourself that asking for what you want does not mean you are begging. Instead, it means you know your worth and advocate for yourself and your future! Though it takes practice, learning how to confidently negotiate can make a difference now and in your future as well as your FI goals! 

Financial Mechanic:


  • 1:05 – Introduction
  • 5:21 – The Win-Win of Salary Negotiation
  • 14:40 – Delay Talking About Salary
  • 18:42 – Doing Your Research
  • 25:33 – Knowing Your Worth
  • 29:21 – The Negotiation
  • 36:44 – Negotiation is About More Than Salary
  • 41:10 – Accepting, Rejecting, and Making Your Decision
  • 44:49 – Updates From The Financial Mechanic
  • 53:25 – Conclusion

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