Here's a simple but effective way to earn over $700,000 more during the life of your career:
Start at a higher salary
Money Magazine listed a chart in its May 2016 issue that compared the career earnings of two people. They both got 5% annual raises during their careers. But one started out earning $35k a year while the other started at $40k.
The difference in salary was over $700k throughout their careers.
The person who started at $35k earned $5.0 million during his career while the person starting at $40k earned $5.7 million during hers.
This is why it's a great reason to ask for more money when you're offered a job. A few minutes of negotiation can mean several hundred thousand more dollars to you during your lifetime.