Chapter 7. What Do You Have?

In This Chapter

  • Dealing with a salary that’s lower than you’d like

  • Other benefits of working

  • Understanding your net worth

  • Do you have any hidden financial assets?

Starting out on your own is an exciting time, but it’s generally not the easiest time financially. In this chapter, we look at what you have, which may be more than you realize. We talk about your income, which, incidentally, includes more than your salary. We also talk about other less-tangible assets you have in connection with your job.

Living With the Job You’ve Got

The American economy is cyclical. It experiences highs, then lows, and then rebounds back again. The public’s confidence in the economy—called consumer confidence—dips and rises along with the movement ...

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