The idea of negotiating can be intimidating. As consumers, we have been trained to pay the price marked on goods or services without question. If we feel the price is too high, we abandon the sale and look for cheaper options.It's an option that seems to work for us. But it could work better. We don't always realize we have the option to negotiate a lower price. To get the lowest price out of a transaction, you need to follow some rules that aren't always easy. Rules of Successful Negotiation 1. Do Your Homework You need to know some important things about the service or product you … [Read more...]
Carl Natale is a recovering journalist in Maine who makes his living in the gig economy. That means he's a freelancer who writes about small business and healthcare issues for several online publications. When he isn't researching and explaining financial advice, he's recharging his batteries in the woods or on the water.