10 Important Money Goals You Should Reach in Your 40s

2. Engage in career development

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At this point, you’re likely settled in your career, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing left to learn. Take advantage of seminars, continuing-education programs, and anything else you can find that will help you learn a new skill. Your newfound skills could help you negotiate a higher salary or snag a great new job. When you invest in your career development, you invest in your financial future and increase your earning potential. Learning something new can also slow down the cognitive aging process, according to Harvard research. So do your wallet and brain a favor, and pick up a new skill.

Next: Take advantage of your employer.

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