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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Things to Do Right Before Your 30th Birthday

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To some people, turning 30 isn’t a big deal. To others, though, turning 30 means turning into a real
adult, and it can often be scary. No matter if you’re welcoming 30 with open arms, or if you’re petrified of the big day, you have to understand that turning 30 is just a part of life, and it signifies a turning point in your life.

Things to do before you're 30
When you turn 30, you can still have all the same fun you had in your 20s, you just may have a harder time recovering because of it. But no matter what your thoughts are on 30 or what you expect about turning 30, there are a few things you need to do before you turn 30 to help ease your way into a new decade full of responsibility.

Visit Your Doctor for an Annual Exam

No, 30 does not mean that you’re old, but it does mean that you’re aging, as and much as you may hate to admit it, your body is not working the same way as it did in your early 20s. Because of this, it’s very important that you visit your doctor for an annual exam. He or she will be able to take your vitals and do an overall assessment of your health, and use this information to help you stay healthy. Maybe your doctor wants you to go on a diet, or maybe he or she believes you need medication to help cure or prevent a disease. By visiting your doctor now, and by regularly visiting him or her from here on out, you can keep your health in check and prevent any possible illness or disease before it becomes too serious.

Visit Your Dentist for a Regular Exam

Maybe you already see the dentist regularly, or maybe you haven’t seen the dentist since you’ve had your own insurance. No matter what, be sure to see your dentist now. Your oral health is just as important as your physical and mental health, and it’s something that can help keep you healthy all around. As you get older, your teeth and gums become weaker, and it’s important for your dentist to not only clean and assess your mouth regularly, but to also keep track of any issues. This doesn’t mean that you will necessarily need restorative dentistry on your 30th birthday, but it could help you ward off any underlying diseases that may be sprouting.

Travel

You’re at the prime of your life right now. Not only do you have the means to splurge on luxuries such as a vacation, but you also have the knowledge to appreciate it all. If you can, take some time before your 30th birthday to travel. Maybe you want to get out of the country, or maybe you just want to travel locally. It doesn’t matter where you go, but this is the time to get your friends and/or family together and take a memorable trip.

Make an Investment in Your Future

When you turn 30, you are just under halfway to retirement. Before you realize it, you’ll be even closer to retirement, and your opportunity to make an investment in your future may have passed. If you haven’t already, be sure to start a 401k or other retirement savings plan to help you prepare for your retirement. Investing money now means having more to retire on later. Plus, you’ll likely pay a lower rate than you will years from now, as inflation will just keep continuing to rise.


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