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Prevent Burnout by Gamifying Your Job

They say that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That holds true for burnout. All lawyers know someone who’s experienced it – and often experience it themselves. It’s much easier to climb out of burnout or to avoid it altogether if...

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Should You Take a Gap Year Before Law School?

Many people go straight through from college to law school. Many lawyers are unhappy. It’s easy to wonder had some of those people taken some time before law school to contemplate whether law was a good career for them. The answer from a lawyer: maybe....

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Just Pay Someone Else to Do It!

I recently moved apartments and let me tell you: hiring movers is always a good idea. Isn’t it odd that for some services we can do on our own, it’s frowned upon to outsource (e.g. raising your children) whereas others nearly everyone uses a professional...

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The Problems of a $500,000 Salary

I am always confused when people equate having money with having all one’s problems solved. Yes, money can solve a number of problems. But if money solved all problems, then we would have solved all our problems after our first or second raises. Instead, most...

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How Chasing Higher Salaries Can Leave You Broke

It’s a matter of faith that chasing a higher salary is a great way to get to financial independence and wealth. But one fifth of six-figure earners live paycheck-to-paycheck. And how many people do you know who chase after a higher salary only to find...

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Why I Changed my Views on Giving to the Needy

If you attain even a modicum of financial security, you inevitably start thinking about giving back. Over time I’ve noticed that I’ve changed my views on giving to the needy. Here’s why. How I Used to Think about Giving to the Needy I grew up...

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Use Money to Avoid Regrets

Recently, I had the pleasure of celebrating the life of a truly remarkable person whom I had never met. I accompanied someone to a gathering to honor one of his friends whom had passed recently (unrelated to Covid). It was a surreal experience meeting with...

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Why I’m Returning to Law After a Career Break

Quitting your job and still having enough money to live a rich life – it’s the dream right? I did just that in 2019. And I don’t regret it. But that period of my life is ending – I found a new job that I’m...