Written by Shana Lebowitz and Rachel Gillett.
No one ever really feels like a “grown-up.” But if you’re approaching 40, well, you are one.
And it’s high time you refined some crucial life skills, from staying healthy to saving money.
Below, we’ve listed 20 skills you should master before you enter your 40s.
If the thought of getting into a debate with your boss over how much money you deserve makes you nauseated, you’re not alone. It helps to both research and practice, as much as you can stand.
If you’re negotiating your salary, the best strategy both for getting what you want and still coming off as friendly is to ask for a range including and above your target number. For example, if you’re aiming for a $100,000 salary, you’d suggest a $100,000 to $120,000 salary.
Another trick is to frame your proposal in terms of what you’re giving the other person as opposed to what they’re losing. So instead of saying, “I want $10,000 for my car,” you’d say, “I’ll give you my car for $10,000.”
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