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3 Simple Steps to Financial Security Before 30

When you’re in your 20s, retirement is the last thing on your mind. But it’s never too early to start preparing for that day. And if you prepare proactively, you might even be able to retire earlier than most.

Here are three things to remember sooner rather than later:

1. Your Most Important Financial Asset is Yourself

It’s not your house or your bank account. Your skills and expertise pave the path to financial security, so hone them. Become the best version of yourself. Whether it means obtaining a graduate degree, joining an apprenticeship program, or simply finding a wise mentor, career development begins in your 20s. As baby boomers retire, employers need talent now more than ever before. So the more talented you are, the more money you’ll earn—and the more satisfied you’ll be on the job.