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Want a Raise in 2018? Ask for It This Week. 

Like much in life there are more and less effective ways to ask for raises and I’m going to share with you one of the best — and, apparently, less known tips for getting a good raise if you work for a big corporation: Ask for your raise at the right time of the year.

Take a Hike, Harvey, in the Friday Open Thread  Take a Hike, Harvey, in the Friday Open Thread 

Welcome, friends, to the Hurricane Harvey episode of the Open Friday Thread. Our sympathy and good thoughts go to those caught up in the hurricane and those responding to their needs.

Summer Is Winding Down in the Friday Open Thread Summer Is Winding Down in the Friday Open Thread

Welcome, my fellow Hackers, to your Friday Open Thread. I welcome you to this installment as Summer winds to its inevitable end. Children here in Southern California are already going back to school. And, while I probably shouldn’t mention it for fear of jinxing it, the weather here has been surprisingly mild the…

Friday Open Thread Friday Open Thread

Greetings and Salutations, my Hacker friends! I hope this Friday Open Thread finds you happy and keeping cool!

Early Retirement, the 72T Rule and You Early Retirement, the 72T Rule and You

How many times have you read a blog post or heard a Podast or perused a magazine article with this message: “Save for your retiremient. Oh, but if you retire early there’s no way you can spend money from your retirement accounts until the year you reach age 59 1/2. Because if you do, you’ll pay penalties to the…

Welcome to Your Friday the Thirteenth Open Thread! Welcome to Your Friday the Thirteenth Open Thread!

It’s Friday the Thirteenth, Hakerettes. My mom was born on Friday, January 13, 1922, and I’m here — surprising though you may find it — to tell you how lucky we all are. Our friends at Lifehacker are, once again, indulging us by hosting the Friday Open Thread. We have access to the internet so we can easily explore…

Light Up Your Holidays with the Friday Open Thread Light Up Your Holidays with the Friday Open Thread

Hallelujah, Hacker Friends! It’s time once again for the Friday Open Thread on Hackerspace, brought to you by our benevolent over-elves at Lifehacker.

Are You Prepared For the Friday Open Thread? Are You Prepared For the Friday Open Thread?

In honor of National Preparedness month, I invite you to prepare for the weekend by participating in the Friday Open Thread, brought to you by your friends at Hackerspace. We thank Lifehacker for giving us this opportunity and for the reminder that we all — Boy Scouts or not — should Be Prepared.

Your Landline Can Be a Great Emergency Tool

In conjunction with National Preparedness Month remember to keep a tool you may already have ready for emergencies.

The Living Is Easy In The Friday Open Thread The Living Is Easy In The Friday Open Thread

While summer may not be officially here for a few days, has your summer already started in earnest? Are you busy grilling, planing your trips and shaking out your summer duds? Is this the summer you jump on the bandwagon and take a staycation?

Put A Little Spring in Your Step With the Friday Open Thread Put A Little Spring in Your Step With the Friday Open Thread

Greetings and salutations, fellow Lifehackers. I’m chuffed to be hosting my very first Friday Open a Thread; please be kind to me. The Friday Open Thread is brought to you by HackerSpace, a reader-run service of Lifehacker.

How I Work

Location: Whitmire, SC Current gig: Custom Quiltmaker Current mobile device: iPhone 6, Kindle Fire, Kindle Paperwhite Current computer: Dell Laptop running Win8 One word that best describes how you work: To my own schedule

Love the "Salary" post. Here's another idea.

Eric, I liked today's "Ideal Salary" post, and the discussions surrounding it are great.

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