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Why You Should Tell Your Co-Workers How Much Money You Make

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Why You Should Tell Your Co-Workers How Much Money You Make

It’s unlawful for private sector employers to prohibit employees from discussing wages and compensation. Take advantage of that protection.

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By Tim Herrera

So how much do you make?

It’s a loaded, deeply personal and often uncomfortable question. Along with our weight and age, our salary is a number to which we’ve assigned almost incomparable value.

And, when we’re asked, what many of us really hear is this: What’s your worth as a person?

“Money is so tied up with really complex and difficult emotions, like shame, success, fear of failure and how people view you,” said Brianna McGurran, a money expert at the personal finance blog . “So when you’re talking about how much you earn, or how much you’re saving, a lot of people end up tying that to their

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