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Financing in Your 40s

For someone in their 40s, at this point in life they should have all student debt paid off and credit card debt cleared. Life earnings may increase, which means we should be adding more to our savings for the future of not only ourselves but our children or dependents. This should all be a part of financial management in our 40s, along with continuing to grow funds.

1. Keep saving for retirement should remain high on your to-do list. If you have kids, then saving for their college tuition seems like the most important thing at the moment. However, that should only be considered if all your debts are paid off and saving for retirement is on track. To add more funds to your savings, some freelance work is a good thing to do on the side in order to have money when you do stop working.

2. Focus on investments for the future. When investing during this point in your life, it is important to be goal and time orientated with what you are in investing in. Make sure that investments that are closer to the present time, such as children going to college, are more conservative than goals that are more down the road, like retirement.

3. Spend your money, as long as you are financial stable. During our 40s, we feel we have more money than ever before and sometimes we want to go buy that dream vacation we always wanted or to buy a boat. That is all acceptable, but only if you have you finances sorted. Keep the future in mind and plan out what you need to afford. A balance of saving and splurging is key. If you keep up that mentality and practice in life, then by all means take that trip!

Saving money should constantly be a priority in everyone's life no matter what age we are at. Sometimes even in our older age we still struggle to budget our savings and spending. If you feel that you are struggling with financial balance, and are overwhelmed with debt, do not hesitate to contact an attorney who can guide you on a financially stable life.

Work Cited:

3 Crucial Money To-Dos for Every Decade of Life (The Huffington Post)

By: , LearnVest. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/learnvest/3-important-money-todos-f_b_6075662.html?utm_hp_ref=money&ir=Money

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