So I might get an offer from this other company, also as a software engineer. They want to know how much I want to make. I've made the mistake of disclosing my salary expectations before getting my current job, and my relatives told me I was stupid for doing so. I don't want to tell them, but the company keeps asking me the same question. The thing is, my current job is very easy. Hypothetically, I don't even need to work 40 hours a week. I work around 40 hours a week now and management told me I'm doing great. If I go to this new job, I'm sure I'll need to work at least 50 hours a week to do a great job. With the social problems in my life and the fact that I'll be turning 30 soon, I want to take advantage of my youth while I still have it. Therefore, if I don't get at least 10k more at this new job, I'll stay put. I don't want to ask for too much and make myself seem too expensive, but I don't want to ask for too little either. However, the last time I told someone my rock bottom price I got less than I could have.