In the 50th anniversary edition, Kiplinger’s ran an article that outlined the keys to financial security. At the top of the list was investing in yourself. You are your greatest asset for creating wealth. Investments in your education, career skills, and professional development provide the best returns for achieving financial goals. When I decided to invest in my career by pursuing a master’s degree I needed to assess if the degree was a good fit for my career goals. As a mid-career professional with years of leadership experience it was helpful for me to consider what skills and experience I had and identify any gaps that could be filled through education. I knew that a good fit meant finding a program where I could build on my strengths while stretching to learn new skills and information. While the decision to pursue a graduate degree is complex, including financial, professional, and personal factors, a skills assessment is a good place to start.