30 essential skills to know before you turn 30

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By 30, there are a number of skills we hope to have mastered. Here are 30 skills you will want to learn before you hit that magical number.

Although technically we are adults once we reach our twenties, it’s the 30-year mark that makes it feel real and official. At 30, the whole adulting thing really kicks in (at least we hope, no promises).

In order to make the most out of being an adult, we have 30 skills you will want to have mastered or at least learned by the time you hit the big 3-0. Some of them may seem obvious, while others are less so. Sometimes it is the little things that make all the difference — especially when it comes to being an adult.

From balancing your checkbook (yes, this is still a thing), to being able to negotiate with people, there are a lot of skills that can help make your 30s and beyond a success. Of course, there are some skills here that may not apply to you, but overall, can help you make your 30s all the more amazing.