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11 surprising things you can negotiate

Negotiating is a skill that comes with lots of practice. Whether it's at work or in your personal life, negotiations help you create better opportunities for yourself. Most of the time, all you have to do is ask—but that can be the most difficult part. Salary is the most common thing we negotiate but there are many others out there.

This infographic from Self Lender highlights 11 things you can negotiate to either save money or earn more. It even gives examples of questions to ask and things to research so you're prepared for the conversation. 

Negotiating for more at work

Besides salary, there are a number of benefits you can negotiate at work such as work from home flexibility, a better job title, or even a nicer office space. Know the value you bring to the company and leverage your experience to get what you deserve.  

Negotiating to save money

Did you know monthly rent can be flexible? It pays off to be a reliable tenant with good credit history. Research home prices, average rent, and talk to your landlord about possible upgrades in your rental. Other things like college tuition and medical bills are also up for negotiation. Make sure you contact the right person and see what value you can add to your life.  

Learning to negotiate sooner rather than later can help you save money and add more benefits to your life. Don't be afraid to ask for what you deserve and remember, negotiations aren't zero sum—you are delivering value too.  

Infographic courtesy of Self Lender

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