Do you deserve a raise? Most of us, when asked that question, will answer in the affirmative. “Of course I do,” you think to yourself. But have you tried asking for one?

Too many people suffer in silence, worried that simply asking for a raise will draw unwanted negative attention. But the truth is, you won’t often get what you don’t ask for.

This article from CNN Money offers a guide to how much you can ask for so that it won’t seem like you are asking for too much, but that you know your value. And it says, if you’re not sure what the right amount is, aim for 10% more than you are making now as a starting point.

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