In your 40s, it’s crucial to take inventory of your financial situation and progress, especially if you’re aiming to reach a specific wealth goal, and avoid common wealth killers like midlife crises and getting caught up in risky investments driven by greed. Stick to solid financial principles that have brought you success and avoid unnecessary complexity.

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