A Lawyer and Her Money: Financial Freedom for Female Lawyers Blog

The Ultimate Measure of Wealth Isn’t Money

The Ultimate Measure of Wealth Isn’t Money

We all intuitively know that money isn’t everything. When we daydream of a life of wealth – we aren’t thinking of ourselves alone in a room full of cash. Instead, we all regularly exchange money for things to build a rich life for ourselves. The...

How I Do a Zero Waste Day

How I Do a Zero Waste Day

Every time I’ve seen a landfill, it’s been in a movie or in a foreign country. Though I’m surrounded by garbage cans in the U.S., I am insulated from the effects of all the trash that my affluent community regularly creates. But when I look...

What I Learned from my Worst Negotiation

What I Learned from my Worst Negotiation

Practicing law involves a multitude of skills – including analysis, communication, and negotiation. One would think that these skills would transfer easily to my real life. For instance, I’ve negotiated¬† a few settlements and thought I would be an excellent negotiator in real life. But...

What The Partner Track Gets Wrong About Asian American Female Lawyers

What The Partner Track Gets Wrong About Asian American Female Lawyers

As a Chinese American attorney, I was eagerly awaiting the TV adaptation of Helen Wan’s novel, The Partner Track. Wan is Chinese, and an alumna of both my high school and my law school. Her novel’s story follows a Chinese American woman as she seeks...

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Can You Save Too Much Money?

My parents are immigrants so thrift is deeply ingrained in me. Pinching pennies in my 20s and living a zero waste, one-meal-a-day lifestyle means that I really don’t check prices on things anymore – my lifestyle is cheap. The retirement calculators tell me I’m doing...

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Why I Love Wasting My Precious Time

Between reading Die with Zero and attending my first death cafe, I’ve been thinking a lot about death lately. And it’s not necessarily morbid (i.e. an obsession with death) because I use these events to think about life. When I think about the shortness of...

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Can You Use Your Emergency Fund for Emergency Fun?

Personal finance books and articles are always my source for post ideas. Mostly it’s because I disagree, with their advice. Consider the following tweet: What counts as an emergency? According to Vanguard, an emergency fund is a stash of money set aside to cover the...

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My Most Controversial Financial Advice

I started this blog in part because I thought internet financial advice was wrong or outdated or at least incomplete because it didn’t apply to someone like me. And without necessarily meaning to, my most controversial posts are the most popular because there isn’t much...

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The Wandering Path to a Dream Job

A popular quote these days is “Not all who wander are lost.” To me, this is strange because if you’re wandering, you can’t be lost. You have to have a destination in order to be lost and if you’re wandering, your destination is wherever you...