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Already some good advice here, but something that has helped me – know your budget, and start defining some financial goals. e.g., What are your current expenses? Could you survive without your roommate, or if your rent goes up? Do you have savings? Are you ready to start a retirement account? When do you have to start paying for your own healthcare plans?

I use a Google sheet that I update regularly to keep track of all of this, to the best of my ability. Helps put things into perspective of what my minimums are.

Also, plug in some salary examples into an online calculator that accounts for your taxes to see what your take-home pay actually is. Surprise, taxes can take away a lot.

I completely lowballed myself on my first salaried job offer because I didn’t realize what it came to after taxes, healthcare deductions, etc. Plus, my roommate moved out the next year, so I had to ask for a significant raise, and felt silly for agreeing to such a low salary to begin with.

Congrats on the job offer, that’s great! Regardless, you may need to take the job out of need for employment, but you can always keep looking.

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