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

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Why Friends Are Better than Money Experts

Too many people think talking about money is tacky. I’ll admit it’s uncomfortable and awkward, but anything worthwhile and unique has some built-in hurdles. Instead of talking money with friends, people turn to experts. Experts, however,  don’t much care if you succeed or fail. They...

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Values-Based Spending: Spend Money, Save the World

We often dismiss the effect of a single consumer’s actions. But our choices change us, and even changing one person’s world is very significant. And if you change enough of people’s worlds, you ultimately change everyone’s world. When we engage in values-based spending, we can...

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Why Women Should Pay in Relationships

It’s a surprisingly controversial statement – women should pay in relationships. The notion that the man should pay is engrained in our culture. People usually bring up reasons like the pay gap and tradition. The difference these days is that we can’t assume anymore that...

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Lazy Ways to Save Money

Often our goals are difficult because they require too many decisions to break out of our rut. But if we redesign our lives so that making good decisions is easier, we can become successful without any willpower. You don’t need self-control to brush your teeth,...

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Three Steps to Restart Your New Year’s Resolutions

January 1 is easy. You’re filled with excitement and hope. And you’re surrounded by other people with the same optimism. January 2-5, you might still be coasting on that optimism and the successes of your past. And January 6 onward is hard. Ok it’s all...

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How to KonMari Your Finances

There’s so much bad personal finance advice out there – so much clutter. It’s time you all learned how to KonMari your finances. Get rid of the bad advice – the tips that are wrong, or don’t fit you or spark joy in your life....

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Side Jobs for Lawyers – A Terrible Idea?

Not every legal job pays well and some pay so poorly that lawyers are forced into side hustles. As lawyers, though, side hustles come with a word of caution. Practicing law on the side has a slew of pitfalls that could imperil your job and...

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Create Good Money Habits in the New Year

Why are my friends and family so miserly with money even though they have acquired enough of it? It’s because being good with money is a habit, and as such, it doesn’t turn off. The trick to getting better with money is to create good...

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Cheap People Are the Worst

Personal finance is personal – one person can choose vacations over a nice house whereas another person would rather keep her creature comforts (and herself) at home. Both the people listed above are prioritizing what they want – which is good and not cheap. Cheap...

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I Paid Off $112k in Student Debt and Still Support (Some) Loan Forgiveness

Throughout President Obama’s administration, there was a lot of talk about student loan forgiveness. Nothing happened and I eventually ended up paying off all my student loans in 2014. Now with President-elect Biden’s impending administration, more people are talking about student loan forgiveness again. Typically...