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3 Ways to Increase Your Income

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Penny-pinching can only get you so far in your savings goal, so today I’ll give you 3 ways to increase your income! THIS METHOD MAY NOT BE EVERYONE’S FIRST CHOICE, BUT IT’S WHERE I HAVE THE MOST EXPERIENCE: JOB-HOPPING.  Now before you click away, I don’t mean a different job every month. I simply mean finding a job that pays more for the work you do. You have to be strategic about this one. I recommend staying with your current job for a while, learning all of the skills available, becoming a better, more knowledgeable employee, then maybe jump ship to something more suitable!  Find your next job with intention. Do research into the position you are interested in and use a site like Glassdoor to see what…

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