October 3, 2014: Over the course of her career, the average woman leaves more than $500,000 on the table becasue she doesn't ask for the salary she wants, doesn't ask for the raises she deserves, and doesn't negotiate for more than she's offered. Your Inner Bitch wants this to stop.
Measuring only by money is a trap too. If you are doing what you love, or even just like the niche you're in, that can be as, or even more, important that the money. Its unlikely I'll ever get another promotion since the federal civil service rates the job and not the performance of the person in it. I'd have to leave my organization and take on a completely different set of duties. Instead, I'm planning for possible retirement in five years.