Posted by: Shareeke The Conscious Spender | April 21, 2011

The Negotiator

Day 20: The Negotiator

There is an attorney and an advocate within you! From childhood, till the present people always seem to see the attorney in me. No, I’m not an attorney, I am a family finance advocate, but I possess negotiator and advocate skills.  Some individuals are born with these skills, some learn these skills from their environment, and some  study these skills. From this day forward, I want you to be an ADVOCATE for your money! Know when, where and how to negotiate for a deal!  In the book, I Will Teach You How to Be Rich, Author Ramit Sethi recalls a story about his dad going all over to town to get the best deal on a car. Not only was he trying to negotiate the best price, but he also desired some add-ons. I always laugh and get excited, when I recall the story in my head. Ramit’s dad was being an Advocate for his money! He valued his dollar! Do you value your dollar? I know that I value my mines! Over the years, I’ve learned these same skills from my financial giant, My Dad. Here are a few things to help you Advocate on your behalf:

1. Be Knowledgeable

2. Ask Questions

3. Value your wallet/handbag

4. Don’t be afraid to ask


P.S.  I will be working on a list of good negotiation deals that I ‘ve received this year.


Spend Consciously,

 Shareeke The Conscious Spender

 Just like my parents were an example for me, be an example for a child. Creating a money smart child will change the world in more ways than you can imagine.


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