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Three Tips on How to Negotiate Your Salary

Three Tips on How to Negotiate Your Salary

Presented by Kim Gaxiola


In all of the women’s conferences I attend, the common theme on the salary discussion is that women don’t ask. I believe one of the big reasons why women’s salary is less then men is because we simply don’t ask for more. Men consistently ask for more money when being hired, promoted, going out for drinks socially with their manager, or at performance review time. I hope this article gives you some more confidence to go out and ASK! You’ll be pleasantly surprised more often then not at the responses.

Three Tips on How to Negotiate Your Salary

Gaxiola Financial Group’s Wardrobe Change: TechGirl Financial

Gaxiola Financial Group’s Wardrobe Change

Presented by Kim Gaxiola


Ready or not, here comes fall. I think I’m ready, are you? It takes a while here in California to really see a difference in seasons, but at least there are holidays like Halloween to get us in the mood. Change is happening all across the country as the outdoor moves from summer to fall and then winter. Out goes the summer clothes, here come the heavier winter styles. What’s different this fall from your last fall season?

With the change of seasons, Gaxiola Financial Group is going through a wardrobe change too. We’ve been working on a re-brand and its unveiling has come. Welcome TechGirl Financial. I compare it to a wardrobe change because the planner behind it all, that would be me, at the core hasn’t changed a bit. I’m just a bit wiser each year. The advice is still the same, but the delivery has shifted. Because we are all consuming information in different ways, I am committed to keep up with the technology and bring advice and communications along with it. The name TechGirl Financial has many appropriate meanings, but keeping up with the times, heavily influenced by our surrounding technology, is key in the delivery of financial advice.

Why Girl? Because I refuse even at the age of 40 to be addressed as a woman! This is pretty typical of many GenX peers of mine. Bringing up another point: while I’m largely focused on the Baby Boomer generation, generation X is accumulating assets and needs help too. I want to be approachable for multiple generations to come.

What does that mean to you? How do you prefer to receive your communications? Phone, email, Facebook, LinkedIn? As I recently flew to Chicago for a conference and met with some clients too, the personal face to face time doesn’t change. We must be in communication in the meantime, and it’s good to know how to reach you. Another great benefit to you will be the information I post online through my new blog www.techgirlfinancial.com. There are common questions I get reflective upon the season. I will address those trends in the blog, and from time to time may point you there to deliver some ideas that may help you in your financial journey.

I invite you to bookmark the new site, register at TechGirl Financial on Facebook, subscribe to RSS feeds, or follow on Twitter. These are the best ways to keep current on the news I continue to deliver in a prompt manner. There will be webinars and videos hosted and you are all welcome to participate and invite a friend along with you. I’m never too busy to help you, a friend, or family member in need of some financial guidance.

Happy Fall to everyone!


Welcome to TechGirl Financial

Presented by Kim Gaxiola

We are a resource for women in technology to guide and support career growth in the technology industry. Recently I attended a Women In Technology International (WITI) Tech Summit and one of the panelists there shared that busy women in tech are outsourcing the errand running, cooking, and cleaning in their households so their time at home can be spent better with family. For those of us juggling many tasks between work and personal lives, you know life does get easier when we learn to delegate. As women in technology move up in their careers, they are finding themselves tasked with more responsibilities and complicated financial concerns. You are not alone.

At TechGirl Financial we serve women in technology by managing their investments, IRAs and money goals. We partner with our clients to make financial decisions. We make the process easy, seamless and customized to suit your style.

Why does TechGirl Financial focus on women in technology? We find that many of the characteristics that make women strong candidates for financial independence are those held by many women in the tech sector. Do you possess some of these characteristics: smart, confident, decisive, educated? If so, we’d love to chat!

Wow – that’s a tough criteria!

Let me explain before we get off on the wrong foot.


When I say smart – I don’t mean IQ. Do you have the capacity to make smart goals? (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timely)? If you can run through the SMART process, you are on your way towards setting up your own financial independence.


You must have the confidence in yourself to make decisions and follow them through. You must also have confidence to hire others to supplement the weaknesses you know you possess. (and yes, we all have weaknesses-shocker!) Our weaknesses are tasks we are better off delegating.


YES or NO! Black or White! Beatles or Elvis! Maybe kills opportunity. If you can’t make decisions, you’ll have an extremely hard time doing anything with your money. Money under the mattress is not a reliable investment tool, and hope is not a strategy. You don’t have to make the decisions alone, but you do need to make a choice.


Are you educated or have a willingness to learn? You don’t have to know everything about the financial markets, the economy, or even investments for that matter. (That’s my job!) But you should know, or be ready to learn, that building a solid financial foundation means having a safety net, strong cash flow, and a plan to,manage what you own (assets) and what you owe (liabilities). This is what it takes to begin your journey towards financial independence.

Now that we’ve defined the people we like working with, are you the right fit? Although, we’ve challenged you to be decisive – it’s o.k. if you’re still a little unsure…for a limited time that is! Stick around, read the blog and check back frequently. If you find yourself liking us more and more, let us know. We also encourage you to share our content with friends. We’ll be ready to serve you when you need to make that next important financial decision.

Thanks for being here!

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