Getting a raise is probably one of the best feelings in the world. After all, it boils down to your boss essentially saying, “You’ve done an excellent job and deserve to be compensated.”
However, it can also be a double-edged sword. Sure, you’re going to make more money, but that feeling of financial well-being could also go to your head and lead to some poor financial habits. The trick to getting a salary increase to really pay off is to make the right choices in the days, weeks, and months following it.