No, this isn’t about self-care. Maybe you’ve been eyeing a course on public speaking. Or going back to school to study French. Whatever your objective, if you think it will improve your job performance and earning potential, don’t write it off.
Risk Level: Low. Going in, you’ll probably know how the investment will affect your future salary. But, even if you don’t, there’s still quite a bit to gain: knowledge, friends, a chance to shake up your routine.
ROI: This one is a long-game, so it’s tough to predict. But shelling out $2,000 for a continuing education course that nets you a $10,000 salary bump (and one that continues to rise year over year) is quite a pay-off, don’t you think?